82-year old Brazil football legend and three time world cup champion, Edson Arantes do Nascimento also known as ‘Pele‘, is likely taking a bow as he is seen saying goodbye to family and friends in a faint voice while struggling to breathe in a video making rounds on Golaut official on YouTube as well as Simran @WittyVideo on twitter.
The legend who had a tumour removed from his colon in September 2021, was admitted to the Israelita Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo on 29th November, 2022 following a relapse on his health condition.
Family members of the three time world champion gathered in the hospital to stay with him, with his daughter promising to stay by his side as the he receives care in the hospital after his condition worsened.
However, in the posted video tagged, ‘‘Pele says goodbye to family and friends from the hospital bed’’, the legend was recorded faintly passing a message.
Frank Khalid, British businessman and sports manager in a Twitter post said;
“Pele says goodbye to family and friends from the hospital bed. Football legend, Pele is slowly losing the battle against cancer, family says ‘his condition is worsening even further”.
In another developing video on social media, one of Pele’s former rivals, Romario, has wished the Brazilian football legend well.
Speaking to Ge Globo, Romario said, “King, get better. So much faith. The whole world is looking and praying for you. Improvements! I kiss your heart”.
Story: Elizabeth Ereke