Manchester City defender Nathan Ake has revealed his father passed on minutes after he netted his first Champions League goal on Wednesday.
Ake grabbed the opener for City in the 16th minute as his side beat RB Leipzig 6-3 at Etihad Stadium. The defender posted on his Instagram account revealing the death of his father Moise.
"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.
"Maybe it was meant to be, watching me play always made him proud and happy."
Ake has made 16 appearances for Manchester City since joining from Bournemouth in the summer of 2020.