Citizens complete second round of testing


Cape Town City have announced that they have completed their second and final round of COVID-19 testing as mandated by the NSL health and safety return to training protocol.

The Citizens were one of the first clubs to resume their training after the first round of testing as they prepare for the long awaited resumption of the League.

The club has previously also announced that they have a 0 number of coronavirus cases.

“The club has undergone the final round of testing in preparation for return to football matches in the BSE. We are now fully compliant to finish the 2019/20 season!” the club announced on Tuesday.

But during the media briefing on Monday, PSL Chairman Dr Irvin Khoza announced that clubs will only be required to have 2 rounds of testing, with the last one two days before they go to the Biologically Safe Environment (BSE) and it remains to be seen if City have jumped the gun.

“There is no continuous testing, there are 2 testing (rounds). There is a first test and the second test 48 hours before you go to the bubble (Biologically Safe Environment). People that would be going to the bubble shall have been tested for the last time to make sure that whoever goes in there is negative. There will be continuous screening of temperatures of players and other things which is normal but testing happens only twice. There are two tests that’s are compulsory,” said Khoza.

The NSL is yet to announce the official date for clubs to report to a BSE place.

There Premier Soccer League Board of Governors virtual meeting is currently underway.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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