Midnight Express Beats Deadly Virus

Midnight Express Beats Deadly Virus
Helman "Midnight Express" Mkhalele

Former Bafana Bafana Football Star Helman “Midnight Express” Mkhalele has announced that he has fully recovered from Covid-19.

“Just wanted to take this opportunity to show my gratitude and say thank you for all your messages of support after I tested positive for Covid-19,” said Mkhalele on Wednesday. 

“I’m happy to say that I have made a full recovery and I’m truly grateful to all the support I received over the last few weeks from footballer lovers, family, friends and SAFA.”

The 51-year-old football legend is the SA assistant coach to new Bafana Bafana head coach Hugo Broos.

He also congratulated Bafana saying: “Proud of the team for winning the COSAFA Cup under such difficult circumstances.”

Bafana won the Cup on Sunday after defeating Senegal 5-4 in a penalty shootout.

South Africa is in the throes of the third wave driven by the more deadly Delta virus.

On Tuesday the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said 596 Covid-19 related deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

“Today the institute reports 8 929 new Covid-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 311 232.

The NICD said the total fatalities from the virus were 67 676 to date.

Some four million people in South Africa have been vaccinated in a population of about 60 million.

“Let’s all remember to always social distance, sanitize, and to wear a mask,” reminded the Midnight Express.