Manchester City defender announced via his Instagram page, that he lost his dad to the cold hands of death, moments after he scored his first UEFA Champions League goal.
Nathan in a post on social media on Thursday, said his father Moise passed away later that evening.
“I know you’re always with me, you will always be in my heart and this one was for you, dad,
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.”
Nathan Ake headed the opener after 16 minutes in City’s 6-3 victory against RB Leipzig at Etihad Stadium.