Somali Football Federation (SFF) have announced Abdulkadir Mohamed Farah, a former player, has died in a London hospital after being infected with coronavirus. He was serving as the advisor to the minister for youth and sport in Somalia. Also Read - COVID-19: Karnataka to Go Ahead With University Exams, Academic Activities, Says Deputy CM

He was 59. Also Read - Coronavirus: Delhi Registers 7,897 New Covid-19 Cases, Active Case Tally Touches 28,773 Mark

Farah was admitted to the hospital after testing positive for the COVID-19 last week but passed away on Tuesday. Also Read - MP Imposes Weekend Lockdowns, CM Chouhan Says Active Covid Cases May Rise To 1 Lakh By April End

Born in 1961 in the city of Beledweyne, Farah began his career at age of 15 when he first appeared in the national schools football tournament.

He then went on to play at the regional level representing Hiiraan in the 1979 regional football tournament.

The regional tournament served as a platform for him to showcase his talent and from there he was recruited by Batroolka Football Club where he enjoyed a fruitful career until late 1980s.

For the past four years, the late Somali football legend, was an advisor to the minister for youth and sport of the federal government of Somalia.

SFF president Abdiqani Said Arab expressed shock over the death of the football legend, sending condolence message to the late star’s family and friends.

SFF has announced three days of mourning starting from Wednesday.