Hassan Oktay: Former Gor Mahia coach recovers from coronavirus

Hassan Oktay: Former Gor Mahia coach recovers from coronavirus

- Hassan Oktay was diagnosed with coronavirus after he fell sick while on vacation in England

- The tactician who has now recovered said it is a miracle he is alive, thanking God having regained his health

- Oktay managed Gor Mahia for just one season, helping them to domestic championship and a quarter-final berth in Caf Confederation Cup

Former Gor Mahia coach Hassan Oktay has detailed his brave battle against the novel coronavirus.

Oktay recently tested positive for COVID-19 leading to his admission at a London hospital where he has been receiving treatment.

But after an 18-day battle with the dreaded virus, the tactician has revealed he has fully recovered, divulging it is a miracle be is alive.

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"The situation was really bad; I had chest infections which were made worse by the coronavirus," Oktay told Goal.

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"I had taken a break from the game and I was in the UK where I fell sick. It is a miracle I am alive. I had the virus in my body for 18 days, it was tough. However I thank God, everything is negative now and I am in good health," he added.

Coronavirus: Ex-Gor Mahia coach Hassan Oktay recovers from virus
Hassan Oktay was diagnosed with coronavirus after he fell sick while on vacation in England. Photo: UGC/Futaa.
Source: Twitter

The 47-year-old further took time to send his Kenyan fans a cautionary message on the epidemic, urging them to follow laid down guidelines.

"All I want to wish you is good health and stick to the guidelines given to avoid contaminating the disease," he said.

Coronavirus: Ex-Gor Mahia coach Hassan Oktay recovers from virus
The Turkish managed Gor Mahia for just one season, helping them to domestic championship and a quarter-final berth in Caf Confederation Cup. Photo: Twitter/@FCGorMahia.
Source: Twitter

Oktay dumped K'Ogalo back in August 2019, leaving under unclear circumstances for what he termed as "personal reason."

He joined the club in December 2018, taking over from Dylan Kerr who had also quit the KPL giants.

During his time at Gor Mahia, he won the league title and helped them reach the last eight of the Caf Confederation Cup.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that ex-Manchester United and Arsenal star Danny Welbeck has made a kind donation to the people of Nkawiepanin in the Atwima Nwabiagya Municipality of the Ashanti region, Ghana.

Welbeck who now plays for Watford donated food and sanitary items worth £10,000 to residents in the area amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The items, according to Yen.com.gh who cited Pulse.com.gh, were presented by Welbeck's aunt, Charlotte Adwoa Tumutuom.

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