Barranquilla (Colombia), Jun 1 (EFE) .- The mother of Villarreal’s Colombian striker Carlos Bacca, Eloísa Ahumada de Bacca, died this Tuesday in a Barranquilla clinic as a result of complications derived from COVID-19, his relatives reported.
Carlos Bacca, forward of the Spanish club, arrived in Barranquilla last weekend to be with his family after winning the Europa League final against Manchester United with his team in the Polish city of Gdansk.
The Colombian Soccer Federation mourned the death of Bacca’s mother and sent “a message of support, encouragement, and strength to his family, friends, and relatives for this painful loss.”
“We accompany them wholeheartedly and hope that they will soon be able to overcome this difficult moment,” added the FCF statement on the loss suffered by the Colombian international.
Atlético Junior de Barranquilla, the club where Bacca started as a professional, also expressed condolences to the player, who continues to be a team logo.
“We regret starting the day with the sad news of the death of Mrs. Eloísa Ahumada, mother of the idol ‘Tiburon’, Carlos Bacca. We are with his whole family at this difficult time, “said Junior on his Twitter account.
Carlos Bacca, who is a native of Puerto Colombia, in the metropolitan area of Barranquilla, was trained in the junior divisions, a team with which he was champion, and also played for Belgian Bruges, Spanish Seville, and Italian Milan.
Bacca is a regular player in the Colombian national team, with which he played the World Cups in Brazil 2014 and Russia 2018.
In fifteen months, the COVID pandemic leaves 173,120 infected in Barranquilla, Colombia’s third city, and 4,935 deaths.