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Benik Afobe dealing with tragic loss

The 2 year-old daughter of Benik Afobe has died.

The striker is currently on loan at Bristol City from Stoke City.

In a statement, Bristol said they dedicated Saturday's performance at Ashton Gate to Benik Afobe and his wife Lois, whose baby daughter Amora died on Friday

The squad were told the tragic news immediately after the win over Huddersfield Town and City’s Chief Executive Mark Ashton spoke for all the Robins players and staff.

Mark Ashton said: “The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Bristol City are with Benik and his wife Lois at this tragic time. We cannot imagine the heartache they are feeling and we will do all we can to support them.”

Head Coach Lee Johnson said: “I’d like to dedicate that win to the big man and his family – much love to you all.”

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