The striker, who plays for Bristol City, on loan from Stoke, announced Sunday, December 1, that his daughter Amora died Friday night after “unexpectedly developing a serious infection.”
“Amora was taken to the hospital for treatment after unexpectedly developing a serious infection.
“Unfortunately, she later suffered many serious complications and despite the fact that the doctors were doing everything in their power, Amora died peacefully and surrounded by all her family.
“The whole family is totally devastated and torn apart and would like to ask that their privacy be respected in this incredibly difficult time.”
Since the release of this release, tributes and messages of support have multiplied on social networks. Arsenal, the former club of Afobe, expressed “his deep sadness” following this tragedy. Leicester’s James Madison posted a message on his t-shirt after his team’s meeting on Saturday: “Benik, we’re all here for you, brother.” His club Bristol City relayed the words of his CEO Mark Ashton: “We can not imagine the pain of Benik and his companion. We will do everything to support them as much as possible. “