Manchester City Defender, Nathan Ake Reveals Devastating Loss of His Father
Manchester City defender, Nathan Ake has revealed he suffered a devastating loss after his dad passed away on Wednesday, Sept 15th.
Nathan Ake scored his first ever Champions League goal on Wednesday night against RB Leipzig and according to him, his father passed on moments after he scored, following a long battle with cancer.
Ake was named in Manchester City’s starting line up for City’s first Champions League group stage fixture of the 2021-22 campaign against German side RB Leipzig.
He quickly scored the opening goal after just 16 minutes in the first half as the match went on to end 6-3 with Manchester City emerging victorious.
But after the match, Nathan was informed that his dad, Moise Ake had passed away that night.
Taking to social media, Ake said he has joy that his father (pictured bottom left) watched his first ever Champions League goal before his death.
“I know you’re always with me, you will always be in my heart and this one was for you, dad,” The 26-year-old defender 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.
“Maybe it was meant to be, watching me play always made him proud and happy,” he added.
See his post below: