Cameroon football legend Patrick Mboma lost his uncle to the feared coronavirus.
Mboma reported his uncle's death through his Twitter account on Monday.
“Horrible news! A call from my mom this morning to tell me that I just lost my uncle Achille Essome Moukouri at 5:00 am. Thank you coronavirus.
“For everyone who thinks in Cameroon that these things are just stories, I beg you, stay confined. It's the only thing to do! "
Mboma helped Cameroon to win the 2000 and 2002 African Nations Cup.
He was a member of the Cameroonian football team that won at the Sydney Olympics.
In addition, he was presented in Cameroon at two FIFA Club World Cups in 1998 and 2002 and was crowned CAF Player of the Year in 2000.
Meanwhile, the coronavirus outbreak was caused by the cancellation or postponement of major sporting events.
Juventus trio Daniele Rugani, Blaise Matuidi and Paulo Dybala tested positive for the coronavirus.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta also contracted the disease.
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