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Kenya Legend Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Kenya and Santos FC legend Musa Otieno has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Kenya and Santos FC legend Musa Otieno has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The 49-year-old former Harambee Stars captain, who started his career at AFC Leopards, was admitted to hospital on Sunday for treatment for an infection which required intravenous antibiotics.

According to Kenyan news outlets, Musa had a fever which was followed by a headache prompting him to seek medical attention at one of the health facilities in Nairobi.

Musa, through his Kick-Off to Hope Academy, has been mingling with residents in Nairobi where he has been helping cushion vulnerable communities, especially at Maringo estate.

The organization has supported about 600 families in the low-income area, located a few kilometres from the City Centre, with most of the beneficiaries’ being the families of players who turn for the academy.

At the Dr Krapf Primary School where his Academy trains, Otieno has helped put up a water tank that will be used to harvest and store water which will be used by the school and the surrounding community.

Musa hanged his boots in June 2011 after a lucrative career in the South African PSL league for a record 13 seasons.

Before retirement, Musa was the Santos Team captain between 2005 -2008 and served as a part of the team’s technical bench due to his extensive experience both on and off the pitch.

Musa registered over 300 appearances and scored 30 goals for Santos helping them win the PSL Championship in the season 2001/02.

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