Bristol City Player, Benik Afobe Loses Daughter To A Severe Infection

Bristol City Player, Benik Afobe Loses Daughter To A Severe Infection

In a statement released on Sunday, Bristol City player, Benik Afobe, announced that he lost his 2-year-old daughter after she developed a severe infection.

Bristol City striker Benik Afobe has announced the death of his daughter Amora following a severe infection. The 26-year-old DR Congo international shared the news on Sunday in a statement posted by Henry Winter for The Times newspaper.

Bristol City striker Benik Afobe has announced the death of his daughter

According to the former Wolves striker, his daughter died of a severe infection on Friday, despite efforts made to save her life. Also, in a statement on Sunday, Afobe confirmed the death of their 2-year-old daughter, Amora.

Bristol City Player, Benik Afobe Loses Daughter To A Severe Infection

Bristol City Player, Benik Afobe Loses Daughter To A Severe Infection

Afobe, who is currently on loan from Stoke City, has scored three goals in five games for Bristol this season. Sadly, he then suffered a knee injury in September which has since kept him out of action. Both his current and former teams and teammates have reacted to the news of his daughter's death.

His Team Members Sent Their Condolences

Bristol City Player, Benik Afobe Loses Daughter To A Severe Infection

  • Arsenal

“We are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic passing of Benik Afobe’s daughter, Amora. Everyone in the Arsenal family sends love and support to Benik and his family at this heartbreaking time.”

  • Wolves

“Our hearts break for Benik Afobe and his family following the tragic news of his daughter’s passing this weekend. The Wolves family are with you, Benik.”

  • Bristol City

“The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Bristol City are with Benik and his wife Lois [Smith] at this tragic time. We cannot imagine the heartache they are feeling and we will do all we can to support them.”

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