President of Bolivian Football Federation dies due to Covid-19

Bolivian Football Federation President Cesar Salinas, 58, died of the Covid-19 virus. According to South American media reports, Salinas was diagnosed with Covid-19 on July 9.

The Bolivian sports club The Strongest, where Salinas formerly served as president, shared their wishes last week. El Espectador said Salinas was diagnosed with Covid-19 on July 9. An official statement from the federation has not yet named the cause of Salinas’ death, but Bolivian media reports suggest he died due to covid-19.

Salinas’ wife, Ines Quispe de Salinas, who heads The Strongest club, was also diagnosed with Covid-19 on July 16. It’s been announced that Ines Quispe de Salinas is in good condition.

Salinas was in talks with the government to resume the suspended league before he was diagnosed with the disease.