Young Spanish football coach Francisco Garcia succumbs to coronavirus

Francisco Garcia, a Spanish football coach, has died from the highly infectious coronavirus. The 21-year-old youth coach, worked for Atletico Portada Alta, situated in the Malaga region of Spain.

The coach had complained of breathing difficulties, before being admitted for coronavirus. Upon admission, doctors discovered that he had leukemia, which is a form of cancer of the blood.

The combination of the two ailments is what is suspected to have been the reason the coach passed on.

The club he coached released a statement saying, “We want to express our deepest condolences to the family, friends and close friends of our coach Francisco Garcia who has left us, unfortunately.

“Now what do we do without you, Francis?

“How are we going to continue conquering … in the league? We don’t know how, but we will surely do it for you.

“We will not forget you, rest in peace, phenomenon. Until forever.”

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The club president was also saddened by the departure of the coach as he remembered him, “Francisco was a great guy and a very talented coach. We are all still shocked.

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

Nearly 300 people have died from the virus in Spain, and close to 8000 reported positive cases


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