Nathan Ake’s father dies few minutes after he scored his first ever Champions League goal

Nathan Ake’s father dies few minutes after he scored his first ever Champions League goal

Manchester City defender, Nathan Ake father has died from cancer few minutes after he scored his first ever Champions League goal.

Ake’s father have been battling with an illness for some weeks and the Dutchman gave up after his son’s goal against Leipzig. After the match Ake learnt about his father’s death, reacting to it he said;

Ake's goal against Leipzig

Ake’s goal against Leipzig / Getty Images

“The past few weeks has been the toughest of my life, my dad has been very ill and there was no more treatment possible. I was lucky to have a lot of support from my fiance, family and friends.

Yesterday after a difficult time, I scored my first Champions League goal and only a few minutes after, he passed away peacefully with my mom and brother by his side.

Maybe it was meant to be, watch me play always makes him proud and happy. I know you are with me and you will always be with me dad, this one is for you”.

The former Chelsea defender has struggled to be a regular player since he joined the Citizens. He will travel to the Netherlands where he will meet with his family to mourn his dad. A minute of silent will be held by Manchester City players before the kickoff of their next Premier League game.

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Manchester City signed Nathan Ake after he had an super exciting season with Bournemouth as one of the defenders to help improve their defensive woes.

Our thoughts are with Ake and his family. Rest in Peace.

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