Condolences pour in for Stoke striker following daughter’s passing

Members of the football family have been sending their condolences to the Stoke City striker.

Members of the football family have been sending their condolences to Stoke City striker Benik Afobe after it was revealed his daughter had passed away.

Released on Sunday, it was revealed that Afobe’s two-year-old daughter Amora had died late on Friday evening after developing an unexpected, severe infection.

The statement read: “It is with an extremely heavy heart that the Afobe family have today confirmed the devastating news that their first child, their beloved daughter Amora, 2, passed away on Friday evening.

“Amora was taken to hospital for treatment after unexpectedly developing a severe infection.

“Unfortunately, she then suffered a number of serious complications and despite doctors doing absolutely everything that they possibly could, Amora passed away peacefully with the lover of her family by her side.

“The entire family have been left totally devastated and heartbroken, and would like to ask that their privacy is respected at this incredibly difficult time.”

An endless amount of clubs have offered their condolences to the Potters forward and his family.

Stoke City wrote: “The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Stoke City are with Benik Afobe following this morning’s tragic news. We’ll be with you, Benik.”

Arsenal, the club where Afobe rose through the ranks to become a professional, also stated:

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

Ex-teammate Jack Wilshere paid his respects, saying: “Benik, my brother, my words will never mean enough to express how deeply sorry I am for your loss, and i know that no words will heal the pain in your hearts right now, just know I am here for you, Lois and your family always.”

A whole host of former clubs, including MK Dons, Reading and Huddersfield Town have offered their sympathies too.

Afobe played over 60 games for Wolverhampton Wanderers and became a popular player amongst fans and teammates.

Chants of “Ohh Benik Afobe” rang out from the stands during the club’s one-all draw with Sheffield United on Sunday with defender Matt Doherty dedicating his goal to Afobe’s daughter by kissing his black armband he was wearing in memory of Amora.

Bristol City will hold a minutes applause in the second minute of their game against Millwall as they pay their respects to their former player.

Sport in Staffs sends their condolences to Benik Afobe and his family at this extremely difficult time

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