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Bolivian Football President Dies Of COVID-19

President of the Bolivian Football Federation, Cesar Salinas has died of complications from COVID-19.

Salinas died on Sunday at the intensive care after being diagnosed with COVID-19.

The deceased was a director of The Strongest in La Paz, a century-old Bolivian soccer institution. His wife who heads of the same club, also tested positive for COVID-19.

The federation in a statement confirmed his death, saying he was dedicated and committed to national and international football.

“With immense sadness, the Bolivian Football Federation regrets to announce the untimely death of our president.

“Salina’s contribution to Bolivian football will be remembered, as will his undoubted human qualities as a father, husband and friend,” the statement read.

Also, the President of Bolivia Jeanine Anez has sympathised with the deceased’s family and friends.

“My condolences to the family and friends of Cesar Salinas, president of the Bolivian Football Federation.

“They have all my support in these hard times,” he said in a tweet.

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