Thursday, April 2, 2020

Cameroon: No, Roger Milla didn't test positive to Covid-19

False information, announcing that the quarterfinalist of the 1990 Italy World Cup had tested positive for Coronavirus invaded social media on the evening of Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

The CFOOT football site has published information that the legendary goalscorer of the Indomitable Lions Roger Milla has tested positive for Covid-19. Like the terrible virus around the world, the scoop spread on the web at the same time as it was picked up by several Facebook pages or even on Twitter. 

Some pages even communicated the information as being official and coming from the Minister of Health. After investigations, the editors of learn that it is neither more nor less nor that an April Fool.

The media which orchestrated this buzz, subsequently committed a second publication in which it assured that it was obviously a hoax as it is often usual during the month of April. 

Born May 20, 1952, Albert Roger Mooh Miller says Roger Milla is considered one of the best players in the history of African football. He will have been talked about in particular during the 1990 World Cup during which he scored 4 goals, allowing his country to reach the quarter-finals, a first for a country in Africa. To this day, he remains the oldest goalscorer in the history of this competition.