By Tafadzwa Mpofu
Two Bulawayo City FC players have tested positive to Covid-19, after tests were done by the Premiership club in preparation for resumption of training.
The two become the first footballers in the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer league to test positive for Covid-19.
Most City players, technical team members and the club’s secretariat went through Covid 19 PCR testing this week, courtesy of the local authority’s health department.
It is said that a goalkeeper and an Under-20 player registered under development slots tested positive.
“Two players tested positive and they are now in isolation. They’re asymptomatic. Now the club is waiting for guidance from the health department before releasing a statement,” said a source with name upheld.
City had taken an approach to have their players tested in anticipation of returning to training.
Last Friday, the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) granted football permission to resume training on condition that they meet certain Covid-19 health regulations and part of the regulations include having players, technical teams and support staff tested before resuming training.
Bulawayo City general-manager Sikhumbuzo Ndebele was excited that the club conducted tests.
“The test exercise is internally motivated, players being out and about for a greater breath of the year a health regulatory complacence and safety is our priority,” Ndebele said.