Spanish football coach, Garcia (21) dies from coronavirus


A 21-year-old Spanish football coach Francisco Garcia has died from coronavirus after being co-diagnosed with Leukemia – cancer.

Garcia was a youth team coach at Atletico Portada Alta in Malaga and according to a Spanish newspaper Malaga Hoy, the young coach was unaware that he had leukemia and only found out after going to a regional hospital last week with symptoms of coronavirus and pneumonia.

Spanish health experts said that had Garcia not been diagnosed with coronavirus, he would have survived.

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Atlético Portada Alta released a statement that reads as follows:

“We want to express our deepest condolences to the family, friends and close friends of our coach Francisco García, who has left us, out of deep misfortune. And now what do we do without you, Francis? If you were always with us on the Cover or wherever he did lack, helping.

“How are we going to continue conquering kilometers in the league? We do not know how, but surely, we will, for you. We will not forget you, rest in peace, phenomenon. Until forever.”

Garcia was also training with Atletico Portada Alta for the past four years and club president Pep Bueno described the young coach as a “great guy”.

“Francisco was a great guy and a very talented coach. We are all still shocked, “said Bueno.

“The hospital called me at 7 pm on Sunday to say his condition had stabilised, but then an hour later because of the coronavirus and (cancer). I do not believe it. It seems impossible to me,” added Bueno.

Spanish reports state that Garcia is possibly the youngest victim of the coronavirus outbreak.

By FARPost Reporter 

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