A-League club MacArthur FC are in mourning today after the death of star midfielder Ulysses Devilla’s wife Lily overnight.
“We are saddened to learn of the tragic death of Lilly, wife of Ulysses Devila,” McCarther said in a brief statement.
“The club would like to express its sincere condolences to Ulysses, Ulysses Jr. and the extended family during this difficult time.”
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The couple welcomed their son into the world just weeks after the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic in March 2020, as Devila traded her for Wellington and was separated from his wife due to a travel ban.
A statement from the governing body said, “Everyone in the A-League is saddened to hear the sad news from MacArthur FC that Ulysses Devilla’s wife Lily has died overnight.”
“We extend our heartfelt condolences to Ulysses, his son Ulysses Jr. and their families during this difficult time.”
Expressions of sympathy from fellow players and other A-League clubs came quickly.
DeVilla, a former Chelsea signer, played for the Wellington Phoenix after returning to the A-League in 2019.
He spent two seasons in New Zealand before signing for McCarther this year, where he was named captain.
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