Soccer stadium (Photograph by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Photographs)
The president of the Bolivian Soccer Federation (FBF), Cesar Salinas, died Sunday after being hospitalized with COVID-19 earlier this month, officers mentioned.
The federation confirmed his loss of life in an announcement that highlighted his “dedication and dedication to nationwide and worldwide soccer.”
Salinas, 58, had chaired the FBF since 2018.
He was a director of The Strongest in La Paz, a century-old Bolivian soccer establishment. His spouse, head of the identical membership, additionally examined constructive for COVID-19.
“My condolences to the household and buddies of Cesar Salinas, president of the Bolivian Soccer Federation. They’ve all my assist in these exhausting instances,” wrote the interim president of Bolivia, Jeanine Anez, on Twitter.
The South American Soccer Confederation (CONMEBOL) mentioned: “Conmebol and the South American soccer household deeply remorse the loss of life.”
Salinas had just lately met with authorities to plan restarting soccer in Bolivia after the virus shutdown. With 11 million inhabitants, Bolivia has registered 58,136 instances and a pair of,106 deaths.