Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed that two players have tested positive for Covid-19 after 70 individuals underwent tests as part of return to train protocols.
Chiefs made the announcement that the positive players will go into self-isolation for two weeks, though at this stage they are showing no symptoms of the virus.
“Following a series of Covid-19 tests conducted last Friday, two Kaizer Chiefs players’ results have come back positive from the laboratory,” Chiefs said in a statement.
“A total of 70 individuals, including players, members of the technical team and other club officials were tested for Covid-19 in preparation for the restart of the 2019/20 season.
“At the time of doing these tests, players and officials were screened and monitored by healthcare workers and team doctors. None of the people tested showed any signs or symptoms of Covid-19.
“All the players and officials were given different timeslots and did not come into contact with each other.
“The affected duo will be in self-isolation for the stipulated period of 14 days. They will be retested after the isolation period as required. If their tests come back negative, they will then be able to rejoin the team.
“Kaizer Chiefs’ medical team and management are working around the clock to provide the necessary support to the affected individuals and ensure they follow the guidelines.”
Chiefs currently lead the Absa Premiership by four points from Mamelodi Sundowns, though they have played a game more. They have eight more matches remaining in the 2019/20 season.