Former Harambee Stars captain Musa Otieno has been admitted at the Mbagathi Hospital after contracting Coronavirus.
The former AFC Leopards man got a positive result on Sunday and is reported to be responding well to treatment.
Confirming his admission to hospital, Musa Otieno’s friend, Kris Humphrey Kaufman asked Kenyans to put him (Musa) in their prayers.
“Please join me in prayer my dear friend Musa Otieno Ongao. He has the coronavirus and has been admitted to hospital,” he posted.
Musa has been on the front line helping to cushion families that have been severely affected by the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
Through his Kick Off To Hope organization, Otieno has been helping cushion vulnerable communities at Nairobi’s Maringo Estate from the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The organization has supported about 600 families in the low-income area, located a few kilometres from the City Centre, with most of beneficiaries families of players who turn out at the Kick off To Hope Academy.
“Most of the players’ parents have lost income because a huge number do contractual jobs which are no longer available. And that means that even the players themselves are not eating well. We have started a program where we have set aside five dollars for each family and we have started with our players,” Otieno told CAFOnline.com
The Kick Off To Hope organization started six years ago and it has expanded to include almost 200 upcoming players in their portfolio. Otieno said he was pushed to start the organization because of the lack of attention to the grassroots and especially in the Maringo area he grew up in.
Apart from AFC Leopards, Musa also played for Tusker FC before moving to Santos FC in South Africa. He has also been Harambee Stars’ assistant coach under Bobby Williamson and Stanley Okumbi.
Otieno has in the past revealed that he would like to be the head coach of the National team and is already working to earn more coaching credentials as an improvement to the qualifications he already has from the German DFB.
“I dreamed of playing for the national team and I achieved that and went on to be the captain. My dream now is to be a head coach one day and this is something that is really close to my heart. I am working on my badges and qualification, soon I hope I can achieve that dream,” Otieno once told Capital Sports.