Benik Afobe: ‘Christ comforts us’ after death of daughter

A footballer has shared how Jesus Christ and the prayers of others have sustained his family following the death of his daughter.

Benik Afobe, who plays for Stoke City, lost his two-year-old Amora on 29 November due to a severe infection.

He and his wife Lois said they were “totally devastated and heartbroken”. The simple statement prompted an outpouring of support over the course of the following week.


Responding, Afobe said: “On the behalf of Lois, my family and myself, I would like to say thank you to everyone who has messaged or prayed about the death of our baby girl Amora”.

“The support we have received is something we will never forget and it means the world to us. You’ve all given us hope and showed the world can come together at times like this and we can all be one.”

Trust in Christ

He added: “We trust in our Lord Jesus Christ and when we’re weak he comforts us. He will protect the family and give us strength always.”

Afobe’s statement concluded: “Thank you to every football club who posted a message and for the world for being there for us. God bless you all. Love Afobe family.”