Soccer players in Latin America looking for help amid virus

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Santiago Cedeño opened the front door of his house when the car stopped outside. For days, the Panamanian soccer player had been eagerly anticipating the vehicle and its cargo of food supplies.

At first, it appeared that the 30-year-old midfielder, who plays for Azuero in Panama’s second division, was giving back to the community with donations just like many professional athletes have done amid the coronavirus pandemic. But it turned out this shipment was for Cedeño and his teammates.

“These bags of food helped us a lot,” Cedeño said. “Some of my fellow players told me without this help things would’ve gotten really difficult.”

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