By Anye Nde Nsoh
Football Writer kick442.com- Cameroon
Somali’s Youth football trainer and former football player Farah Shirdon Abdukkadir Mohamed Biriq has died of coronavirus in London.
According to family sources he died of the coronavirus after being tested positive and on intensive care for the past 10 days. The source went further to say he contacted the virus while serving as Uber driver in London.
Biriq has served as a footballer in Somalia. Beside operating the transport business, he also served as a Youth football trainer in London, helping many teams.
Mohammed Biriq was born in Beled Weyn in Hiiraan Region where he grew and built his football personality. He occupied the post of Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs of Somali from January to February 2015. He was also the Minister of presidential affairs for a short while.
He represented Hiiraan Region held yearly in Mogadishu and later joined one of the top first division teams “Batroolka” in the 1980s.
In the 1990s he moved to London following the outbreak of the Somali Civil War where he lived and worked there till the time of his dead. He also graced the Somali Week Festival in Toronto where he met some of his former teammates and was noted for attending Somali’s sports gatherings around the world.
This is the first case of coronavirus that has been recorded by Somali in London.
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