Nine Chan Footballers Test Positive For COVID-19

THE Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) has announced that at least nine players who are part of the
African Nations Championship (CHAN) provisional squad have tested positive to covid-19.

HealthTimes Reporter

In a statement, ZIFA Communications and Competitions Manager, Xolisani Gwesela said all the affected players have already been quarantined.

In  adherence to our Covid-19 medical protocols, all players and members of the technical team were tested on Monday (28 December 2020) upon their return from festive break and the nine were ruled to have tested positive.

“All the affected players have been notified and quarantined in line with World Health organisation (WHO) dictates. The players have also been advised to inform their families and contacts,” said Gwesela.

He added that ZIFA had also informed the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Sport and Recreation Commission (SRC) and the City Health Department for further guidance.

“Meanwhile, ZIFA has temporarily suspended all training sessions for the CHAN team pending consultation with other stakeholders, but the team remains in camp until further notice.”

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