Monday, 16 March 2020

Francisco Garcia Spanish football coach dies of coronavirus at 21



Spanish football coach Francisco Garcia has passed away at the age of 21 after contracting coronavirus.

Garcia, who had served as Malaga-based club Atletico Portada Alta's youth team manager since 2016, has become the fifth and youngest victim of the illness in the region.

The Spaniard died on Sunday after testing positive for Covid-19 last week.

Upon his arrival at the facility, Garcia was found to be suffering from a form of leukaemia which made him more vulnerable to the virus.It has been reported that the young coach could be the youngest person to have died from coronavirus to date.

The club released an official statement via social media following Garcia's death, which reads: "We want to express our deepest condolences to the family, friends and close friends of our coach Francisco GarcĂ­a who has left us, unfortunately, today. "Now what do we do without you, Francis? You were always there with us at Portada or wherever you were needed, helping out. How can we keep covering all those kilometres 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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