Wednesday Mar 25, 2020. 09:00
Legendary Ivorian striker Didier Drogba says Abdurrahim Albayrak and Fatih Terim can beat the coronavirus.
This comes after Galatasaray vice president Albayrak and head coach Terim tested positive tests for Covid-19.
The deadly virus has reportedly left more than 378,000 people infected globally, and 16,500 dead,
Drogba was on the books of the Turkish champions between 2013 and 2014 – helping the club win the Super Lig, Turkish Cup and Super Cup.
The 41-year-old retired striker, who is one of Africa’s greatest-ever players, has taken to social media to back Albayrak and Terim.
“I regret to learn that the results of the coronavirus of my esteemed coach emperor Fatih Terim and our vice-president Abdurrahim Albayrak have been positive,” tweeted Drogba.
“I have an infinite belief that two powerful characters can beat this virus. My prayers are with my coach, my president and all the Turkish people.”
The Super Lig has been postponed until further notice in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Çok değerli Hocam İmparator Fatih Terim ve İkinci Başkanımız Abdurrahim Albayrak’ın corona virüs sonuçlarının pozitif çıktığını üzüntüyle öğrenmiş bulunmaktayım. İki güçlü karakterin bu virüsü de yenebileceğine inancım sonsuz
Dualarım Hocam,Başkanım ve bütün Türk halkıyla beraber
— Didier Drogba (@didierdrogba) March 23, 2020