Coronavirus in sports: Football legend dies of COVID19.
A tragedy struck the football world after legendary Somali footballer, Abdulkadir Mohamed Farah died of COVID-19, aged 59.
The former Somali player died at a Northwest London Hospital on Tuesday, March 24.
Jameela News understands that the former footballer who died in London is the first African athlete to have died of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Football Federation of Somalia confirmed his death after revealing that he contracted the virus last week.
Prior to his death, Farah was an acting advisor to the Minister of Youth and Sport in Somalia.
The Confederation of Africa Football, CAF, also confirmed the death of the iconic player who was active in the ’80s.
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