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Grosvenor grateful for love and prayers, iconic ex-St Anthony’s coach hospitalised for Covid-19

Iconic Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) coach and former Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) national youth team coach Nigel ‘Grovey’ Grosvenor is among 828 persons being treated for the novel coronavirus at present, within the Ministry of Health’s parallel health care system.

Grosvenor was admitted to the Couva General Hospital yesterday evening. As of this evening, the Ministry of Health has reported 1,007 positive cases in the twin island republic since the onset of the novel coronavirus.

Photo: Queen’s Royal College (QRC) head coach Nigel Grosvenor gestures to his players during a SSFL contest against Carapichaima East Secondary on 30 September 2017.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

“Thanks for all the love and prayers,” he asked Wired868 to relay to his supporters, via Whats App.

Ever the football man, Grosvenor wanted to learn more about the untimely passing of former Prisons FC attacker and St Augustine Secondary stand-out Nathan Julien who was murdered in Maloney last night. He extended his condolences to Julien’s friends and loved ones.

Grosvenor, a recovering cancer patient, announced last December that he was retiring from the role of head coach at Queen’s Royal College (QRC). He spent three seasons with the ‘Royalians’ but his name remains synonymous with St Anthony’s College where the former physical education teacher won five National Intercol and two National League titles to go with a room full of zonal trophies.

His former stand-outs include three World Cup 2006 players: Carlos Edwards, Kenwyne Jones and Evans Wise. Edwards and Jones also went on to play in the England Premier League.

The Ministry of Health reminds members of the public to adhere to the ‘new normal’ and:

  • Wear a mask over your nose and mouth when you go out in public;
  • Keep your distance from others (six feet);
  • Stay home if you are ill;
  • Clean then sanitise surfaces, such as tabletops, door knobs and cell phones;
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based sanitiser;
  • Cough into a tissue or into the crook of your elbow;
  • Avoid touching your face.
Photo: The novel coronavirus.

Persons are urged to call Covid-19 hotline numbers: 877-WELL, 87-SWRHA or 877-3742 (Trinidad) and 800-HEAL (Tobago) if they feel unwell; or they can report a possible breach of Covid-19 regulations by calling 555, or sending messages—inclusive of photographs and videos—to the Police App or via Whats App to 482-GARY.

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