Stellenbosch have confirmed that three of their staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.
News24 reported on Monday that although no player had tested positive, the staff members tested positive after the Cape Winelands-based club went for testing last week.
Stellies have since released a statement on Tuesday morning confirming the reports.
“Stellenbosch FC confirms that three of our staff members were tested positive for COVID-19 while the club’s players tested negative,” read the statement.
“Last week the club arranged the testing of all staff and players and provided additional education on the pandemic as well as what will be expected once we get the go-ahead to start training.
“It is very unfortunate that three of our staff members tested positive, however, after obtaining this information we can now assist the individuals to recover as safety and speedily as possible as well as mitigate risk of exposure to other employees,” said the club while also confirming that the three members have also gone for self-isolation at home.
Stellenbosch are the third Absa Premiership club to confirm COVID-19 cases; this follows Orlando Pirates who revealed that Ben Motshwari tested positive, but has since recovered.
On Monday, Bloemfontein Celtic also announced that midfielder Given Mashikinya has tested positive for coronavirus and will be in isolation for the next 14 days.
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By Ofhani Munyai