Ghanaian Amateur Footballer Reportedly Dies Of COVID-19 In Italy

A Ghanaian amateur footballer has reportedly died of COVID-19 in Italy.

Emmanuel Harrison, 49, is reported to have died on Monday after being hospitalised for 10 days while being treated for the disease that has now killed more than 44,00 people across the world.

The deceased, Harrison, who operated a forklift at a local factory, EmiliaNa Parati, was said to have contracted Covid-19 while using the machine he shared with another employee, who was infected with the virus.

Italy’s Oglio Po News reported that the Ghanaian played for some amateur teams, including Maffei, where he led the attack.

The news portal also described him as having a lot of passion for the game although he had passed his prime.

“Emmanuel worked at the Emiliana Parati in Vicomoscano and had made himself well-liked by everyone, colleagues in the factory, and dressing room companions.

“His physique, as well as his undoubted skills of a striker, helped him,” the report said.

He is said to have had plans of moving to London in the United Kingdom where his wife and three children live but was constrained by paperwork.

Harrison becomes the third Ghanaian in Italy, and the fifth Ghanaian overseas to have died from the coronavirus disease.

In Ghana, health officials have confirmed that 195 people have now been infected with the virus across five regions, the epicentre being the capital, Accra.

Five persons have died in Ghana while 3 have recovered.

Meanwhile, Accra and Kumasi as well as Kasoa in the Central Region, are on a 14-day lockdown in a bid to stop the spread of the virus.

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source: Joy News

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