Soccer player Benik Afobe shares his deceased 2-year-old daughter

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Football player Benik Afobe He shared heartbreaking news over the weekend.

The athlete, who plays football for Bristol City, announced Sunday that his daughter, AmoraTragically passed away earlier this week. She was only 2 years old.

"The Afobe family today confirmed with great regret the devastating news that their first child, their beloved daughter Amora, 2, died Friday night," Benik said in a statement, which was shared on Twitter by Henry Winter, a Times Sports& # 39; writer.

"Amora was taken to the hospital for treatment after unexpectedly developing a serious infection," the statement continued. "Unfortunately, he suffered a series of serious complications and, despite the fact that the doctors did their best, Amora died peacefully with the love of his family by his side."

Upon hearing the news, the Bristol City team turned to social networks to send their love and condolences to the Afobe family.

"Everyone's thoughts and prayers in Bristol City are with Benik and his wife Lois in this tragic moment," message read on the Twitter account of the Bristol City Football Club. "We cannot imagine the anguish they feel and we will do everything possible to support them."Mark Ashton".

"Everyone's thoughts and prayers in Stoke City are with Benik Afobe after the tragic news this morning," Stoke City shared in Twitter. "We will be with you, Benik."

Jack wilshere, West Ham United midfielder and friend of Afobe & # 39; s, expressed condolences. "Benik, my brother, my words will never mean enough to express how sorry I am for your loss, and I know that no word will cure the pain in your hearts right now, I just know that I am here for you, Lois and you family forever. "

"You, Lois and Alba are our family. And Amora's infectious smile will live in our hearts forever. I love you, my friend, stay strong." additional.

Clayton kingman, a British racing driver wrote, "thinking of the Afobe family at this horrible moment, I can't begin to imagine what they are going through!"

Our thoughts are with Afobe and his loved ones during this time.