Former Africa footballer of the year dies due to COVID-19

first_imgAfrica’s football governing body, Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the Somali Football Federation (SFF) have announced the passing away of Somali legend Abdulkadir Mohamed Farah after suffering from coronavirus. Somali legend Abdulkadir Mohamed Farah Farah passed away at the age of 59 at Northwest London Hospital on Tuesday, March 24, after testing positive to the deadly virus last week. Before his demise, Farah was acting as an advisor to the Minister of Youth and Sport in Somalia. He was born in the city of Beledweyne, about 342 kilometres north of the capital Mogadishu on February 15, 1961. Farah’s football career dates back to 1976 when he first appeared in the national school’s football tournament.Advertisement Promoted ContentThese TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got BetterPlus-Size Girls Who Set The Catwalk On FireBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got CanceledBehind-The-Scenes Selfies From 10 Popular MoviesThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging He got promoted to a regional level representing his home Hiiraan region in the 1979 regional football tournament. Read Also: Omeruo’s Leganes gift €200k to local hospital in coronavirus battle The regional tournament became a platform for him to showcase his talent and from there he was recruited by Batroolka Football Club where he had an illustrious playing career until late 1980s. Farah becomes the first African football star to be lost to the coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed over 20,000 lives across the world. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img

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