Bapa Ake meninggal dunia

© Provided by Berita Harian Pertahanan Manchester City, Nathan Ake (dua dari kiri) menjaringkan gol ketika pasukannya menentang RB Leipzig, pada saingan Liga Juara-Juara di Stadium Etihad. – AFP

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom: Pemain Manchester City, Nathan Ake mendedahkan bahawa bapanya meninggal dunia tidak lama selepas dia menjaringkan gol pertamanya dalam Liga Juara-Juara.

Pemain antarabangsa Belanda itu membuka jaringan pada minit ke-16 awal pagi semalam ketika pasukannya menang 6-3 mengatasi RB Leipzig.

Bagaimanapun saat menggembirakan buat pemain berusia 26 tahun itu bertukar sedih selepas bapanya Moise meninggal dunia tidak lama selepas itu.

“Sejak beberapa minggu lalu, ia menjadi tempoh paling mencabar dalam hidup saya, bapa saya sakit dan tiada lagi rawatan boleh diberikan,” kata Ake menerusi Instagram.

“Semalam selepas tempoh yang sukar, saya menjaringkan gol pertama saya dalam Liga Juara-Juara, dan hanya beberapa minit selepas itu dia meninggal dunia dengan tenang bersama ibu dan abang di sisinya.

“Mungkin ia sudah ditakdirkan, melihat saya bermain sentiasa menjadikan dia bangga dan gembira. Saya tahu awak sentiasa bersama saya, awak sentiasa berada di hati dan ini untuk bapa.” – AFP

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