Soccer star Benik Afobe mourns sudden death of daughter Amora, 2, after she was hospitalized with infection

Upon hearing the unfortunate news, the football world took to social media to share their support for Benik Afobe.


                            Soccer star Benik Afobe mourns sudden death of daughter Amora, 2, after she was hospitalized with infection

Former Arsenal striker Benik Afobe announced the untimely and tragic death of his two-year-old daughter Amora who died after being hospitalized with an infection.

Amora, Afobe's first child, passed away on Friday, November 29.

According to a statement, Amora had "suffered a number of serious complications and despite doctors doing absolutely everything that they possibly could, she passed away peacefully with the love of her family by her side". The statement added that the family is totally devastated and broken. 

Towards the end of the 2017-2018 season, little Amora was seen on the pitch with her father who kissed his daughter on the cheek. Upon hearing the unfortunate news, the football world took to social media to share their support for Afobe. 

His former club, Wolves wrote, "Our hearts break for Benik Afobe and his family following the tragic news of his daughter's passing this weekend. The Wolves family are with you, Benik".  Afobe's former teammate Jamie O'Hara shared, "Devastating news today, heart goes out to Benik Afobe and his family". 

Another friend of Afobe and midfielder for West Ham United, Jack Wilshere, shared "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". 

Afobe is presently on loan at Bristol City and is currently out of the season after suffering a freak ACL injury in training. Afobe, 26, had come through the youth system at Arsenal but did not make a competitive appearance. He had gone out on loan to six different clubs before being signed by the Wolves permanently in 2015. Back in 2010, Afobe had signed a professional contract with Arsenal.

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