- Former Harambee Stars captain Musa Otieno has tested positive for coronavirus as confirmed by one of his family members on Tuesday.
According to the family member, Otieno was not feeling well and was taken to the Kenyatta National Hospital where he was admitted on Friday.
“He was processed and put on oxygen and later placed on isolation,” said the family member.
The tests were carried out and as the family waited for the results they were hoping for the best while preparing for the worst.
“The doctors have not said whether he has contracted COVID-19 or not. However, every precaution is being taken to ensure Otieno is ok. On Sunday, Otieno managed to talk to at least three people,” the family member said before as they awaited confirmation.
Unfortunately, the test turned positive and the former captain was transferred to the Mbagathi Hospital Unit for treatment. Quick recovery messages have kept streaming in via social media since the confirmation was made.
FKF chief Nick Mwendwa is among those who wished the former captain a quick recovery has he posted on Twitter: “Get better Captain…We pray for you !”
“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 twitted.
Musa Otieno is one of Harambee Stars’ renowned players who have raised the country’s flag high. He was part of the Stars matchday squad in the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia. He featured for Tusker FC and AFC Leopards and internationally for South Africa’s Santos before becoming a coach.
As the ministry of health continues to confirm an increase in local transmission the sporting world continues to suffer from the effects. Kenyans are urged to be cautious and stand together to ensure the curve is flattened.