Kylian Mbappe exchanges his record-breaking Paris Saint-Germain shirt with Ignatius Ganago after the Nantes striker’s five-year-old daughter passed away two weeks ago
- Kylian Mbappe exchanged record-breaking shirt with Nantes’ Ignatius Ganago
- Ganago’s daughter Chloe tragically passed away last month at the age of five
- Mbappe became PSG’s all-time record goalscorer with his effort against Nantes
Kylian Mbappe exchanged his shirt with Ignatius Ganago after the Nantes striker’s daughter passed away two weeks ago.
Mbappe broke Paris Saint-Germain’s goalscoring record by netting his 201st goal for the club in the 4-2 victory over Nantes, for whom Ganago was on target.
Ganago’s daughter Chloe tragically passed away last month aged five following an illness.
Following the sad news last month, Nantes wrote on Twitter: ‘FC Nantes is in mourning. It is with deep sadness that the Football Club of Nantes has learned of the death of our striker’s daughter, Ignatius Ganago.
‘We think a lot of you Gana. The Club is with you through this terrible ordeal.’
Kylian Mbappe exchanged his record-breaking PSG shirt with Nantes’ Ignatius Ganago
After the game at the Parc des Princes Mbappe went up to Ganago in the tunnel and gave him his record-breaking shirt.
Lionel Messi had opened the scoring in the 12th minute, with an own goal from Jaouen Hadjam adding to PSG’s lead. Nantes responded through Ludovic Blas and Ganago to bring the game level.
Danilo Pereira then restored PSG’s advantage before Mbappe netted his historic goal late on.
A Cameroon international, Ganago has been at Nantes since September 2022, when he joined from Lens.
Mbappe, 24, overtook Edinson Cavani as PSG’s all-time record goalscorer in just his 247th appearance for the club.
Ganago was on the scoresheet for Nantes in their 4-2 defeat away to PSG on Saturday
Mbappe became PSG’s all-time record goalscorer as he netted his 201st goal for the club
He initially joined PSG on loan from Monaco in 2017 before making the move permanent the following year.
Speaking to Canal+ after the match, Mbappe said: ‘In the last five minutes, I wasn’t putting any pressure on myself, I knew I would beat it and I didn’t want to force it. It’s great that the goal came at the end. Playing here is a privilege, I’ve improved as a player, I’ve changed a lot.
‘Playing at PSG is special for me. If you told me I would score with the captain’s armband on to break the record, I wouldn’t have believed it.
‘It’s a personal achievement but I’m here for collective achievements. I’d like to thank my teammates, coaches, the management, and the supporters, who’ve given me everything here.
‘We’re going to Munich to qualify for the next round, we’re determined and we’ve regained confidence.’