- Former Harambee Stars captain and defender Musa Otieno has been discharged from Kenyatta National Hospital, where he had been admitted on Friday, June 26.
“He was processed and put on oxygen and later placed on isolation,” the family member stated when he was admitted.
“The doctors have not said whether he has contracted COVID-19 or not. However, every precaution is being taken to ensure Otieno is okay. On Sunday, Otieno managed to talk to at least three people,” the family member added.
He also received ‘Get-well’ and support messages from friends, fans, and family on social media, most of them concluding that Musa had contracted COVID-19.
“Please join me in prayer my dear friend Musa Otieno Ongao. He has the coronavirus and has been admitted to hospital,” a message posted by his friend Kris Humphrey Kaufman on Facebook read in part.
Otieno, who was part of Santos’ PSL-winning side in 2002, has played an active role in assisting the less fortunate during the pandemic through his Kickoff to Hope organization, which has supported more than 600 families in low-income areas.
The news was followed by ‘Get-well’ and support messages on social media, most of the concluding that Musa had contracted COVID-19.
“Please join me in prayer my dear friend Musa Otieno Ongao. He has the coronavirus and has been admitted to hospital,” One Kris Humphrey Kaufman posted on Facebook, with a picture Musa in a hospital bed.
Musa Otieno is one of the Harambee Stars’ key players with over 100 appearances in 12 years.
He played a role in Harambee Stars matchday squad during the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations match in Tunisia.
He also featured for Tusker FC and AFC Leopards and dared abroad at South Africa’s Santos in 1997. He followed his passion after retirement and ventured into coaching.