21-year-old Spanish football coach dies of coronavirus
21-year-old, Spanish football coach, Francisco Garcia, has died from Coronavirus, becoming the youngest death from the virus in Malaga.
According to the report on UK Sun, Garcia had worked with Malaga-based Atletico Portada Alta since 2016, managing their junior side but was first diagnosed of leukemia and was rushed to the hospital before the symptoms of coronavirus came.
Doctors are said to have tried all they could to save his life, but all efforts were futile. Since the outbreak of the disease, almost 300 people are reported to have died in Spain with many still battling for survival in the hospital.
Local reports from Spain suggest the health authorities have said he would not have died from coronavirus if he did not have leukaemia.
A club statement read:
“From Atletico Cotada Alta we want to express our deepest condolences to the family, friends and relatives of our coach Francisco Garcia who has left us, unfortunately, unfortunately, today.
“What do we do without you now, Francis? Yes you were always with us on the Cover or wherever needed, helping.
“How are we going to keep conquering miles in the league? We know how, but we sure will, for you.
“We will never forget you, rest in peace phenomenon. See you forever.”
Second division side Malaga tweeted:
“From the Club we want to transfer to @AtlPortadaAlta Our deepest condolences for the loss of one of his technicians, Francisco García, as well as sending a warm hug to his family and friends.
“Together we must stop the #COVIDー19.”
In other news, Valencia confirmed on Sunday five of the club’s players and staff have tested positive for coronavirus, including Argentinian defender Ezequiel Garay.
Valencia said all those affected were “now at home, in good health and obeying self-isolation measures.”