Mozambique confirm four Covid-19 cases ahead of Lisbon trip


The Mozambican Football Federation (FMF) confirmed on Wednesday evening that four members of the national football team also known as the ‘Mambas’ have contracted the deadly coronavirus.

According to the FMF statement, the four members include both the players and support staff.

The squad travelled to Portugal, Lisbon yesterday, 30 September.

Without revealing their names, the FMF said that those who tested positive are now in total isolation, in strict compliance with health standards and didn’t travel with the team to Portugal.

The ‘Mambas’ take on Guinea-Bissau on October 8 and Angola on October 13 in Lisbon as they prepare for their home and away Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers (AFCON) against Cameroon in November.

The full FMF statement reads as follows:

Following the COVID-19 tests carried out last Sunday (27) to the Mambas delegation, to participate in the preparation stage of the AA selection in Portugal, the Mozambican Football Federation (FMF) hereby informs the public that positive cases have been detected, out of a total of 30 tested.

According to the results shared to FMF by the National Health Institute on Tuesday afternoon, four members of the national team tested positive for COVID-19, among them athletes and support staff.

The members of the delegation with a positive result in the tests in question are in total isolation according to the rules of Health. Therefore, they will not be able to join the working group on the internship in Portugal from 30 September to 13 October.

The Executive Board of the FMF, on behalf of the entire national football movement, wishes all of the persons affected a speedy recovery.

FMF calls upon all citizens to scrupulously comply with the rules for preventing and combating COVID-19, which are widely disseminated by national health authorities.

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By FARPost Reporter 

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