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  • Updated: March 24, 2020

Coronavirus: Drogba Sends Message To Former Coach Who Tested Positive For COVID-19

 

Africa football great, Didier Drogba, has sent a message of hope to Galatasaray manager Fatih Terim and vice-president Abdurrahim Albayrak following their positive tests for Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Allnews reports that the highly-respected Terim assures he is in “good hands” though.

“According to test results today, my coronavirus result was positive,” Terim, 66, tweeted on Monday.

“I’m in good hands at the hospital. Don’t worry. I’ll make another announcement as soon as possible.”

In a message written in Turkish, Drogba, a Chelsea legend and erstwhile Galatasaray frontman is upbeat Albayrak and Terim can beat the virus that has placed all football-related activities on hold.

 

 

“I regret to learn that the results of the coronavirus of my esteemed coach emperor Fatih Terim and our vice-president Abdurrahim Albayrak have been positive,” tweeted Drogba.

“I have an infinite belief that two powerful characters can beat this virus. My prayers are with my coach, my president, and all the Turkish people.”

READ ALSO: Coronavirus: 'Football Does Not Matter Right Now' - Özil

After a brief stint with Shanghai Shenhua, Drogba joined the Turk Telekom Stadium giants on 28 January 2013, after agreeing to a one-and-a-half-year deal.

There, he won the Super Lig, Turkish Cup, and Turkish Super Cup titles before heading to Chelsea for a second stint.

As of 24 March, more than 382,000 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in more than 190 countries and territories, resulting in more than 16,500 deaths and more than 102,000 recoveries.

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