Nathan Ake’s father has died. The Manchester City star revealed this on Thursday, saying that his Dad died a few minutes after he scored his first Champions League goal for his club on Wednesday night.
Nathan Ake’s father died from a strange illness, which the Holland international said that they have tried everything but the sickness persisted.
Ake who recently left his national team camp due to personal and private circumstances, scored his first Champions League goal as he opened the scoring in a 6-3 win against RB Leipzig last night. And in an emotional post on Thursday, said:
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. I know you’re always with me, you will always be in my heart and this one was for you dad,” he had said.