Nathan Ake has revealed that his father died just minutes after he scored his first Champions League goal for Manchester City on Wednesday.
In City’s 6-3 triumph over RB Leipzig at Etihad Stadium, Ake, 26, scored the game’s first goal after 16 minutes.
Ake said his father Moise died later that evening in a message on social media on Thursday.
“I know you’re always with me, you will always be in my heart and this one was for you, dad,” he wrote on Instagram.
“The past few weeks have 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 fiancé, 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 mum and brother by his side.
Source: BBC Sport