Three match officials test positive for Covid-19

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SAFA Medical Officer Dr Thulani Ngwenya has confirmed that three match officials have tested positive for the deadly coronavirus.

With the Absa Premiership and GladAfrica Championship set to resume on August 11, following a four-month halt, Ngwenya has said that the association is hard at work to ensure that all officials are tested for Covid-19 and are in good shape for the restart.

“Only three referees tested positive for Covid-19 but are all asymptomatic,” revealed SAFA’s Medical Officer.

“We are monitoring them on a daily basis and they are quarantining on the other wing of the hotel,” he added.

Dr Ngwenya is confident that all match officials will be ready for the ‘arduous test’ as PSL Chairman Irvin Khoza stated that the remaining 54 matches will be played every three days behind closed doors to ensure that the season is concluded on September 5.

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By Tokelo Martin Mokhesi

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