Celtic team doctor to test players and staff for coronavirus


With the coronavirus spreading like wildfire and the Premier Soccer League (PSL) and SAFA confirming that football across the country has been suspended until further notice, Bloemfontein Celtic is the first top-flight side to confirm that they will be testing their players and staff members.

Celtic players and staff members will be tested today by their team doctor as the club is taking precautions to try and combat the virus.

A statement from ‘Siwelele’ read, “Earlier on today (Monday), the Chairman of the PSL, Dr Irvin Khoza, announced the postponement of games for this week due to Coronavirus. However, he further advised the teams not to stop training as they still need to decide further on the matter at the BOG meeting on Thursday.

Based on that statement, our club chairman, Mr Max Tshabalala, called our Team Doctor to come and address all the players, staff members and test them tomorrow morning. It’s just a safety precaution to make sure that everyone at the club is free from the virus.”

As Bidvest Wits midfielder Thabang Monare has denied rumours that he tested positive for the feared virus along with Haashim Domingo, there are no confirmed cases of footballers in South Africa diagnosed with coronavirus.

By FARPost Reporter 

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