15 players and 4 officials from Napsa Stars test positive for COVID-19
Super League side Napsa Stars have recorded 19 COVID-19 positive cases, the club has confirmed.
According to a press statement by Napsa Stars Media officer, Gwen Mulundu Chipasula made available to the ZamFoot Crew, 15 players and 4 officials have tested positive for the Coronavirus.
The Club has however reiterated its commitment to fulfilling the remaining fixtures despite the current situation.
“Napsa Stars Football Club wishes to inform it’s supporters and the football fraternity that on Monday 20th July 2020, Napsa Stars Football Club undertook COVID-19 tests in line with the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) directive to all clubs to undertake the said tests before resuming league,” he said.
“The results of the tests came out yesterday and a total of 19 players and officials (15 players and 4 officials ) tested positive to COVID-19. All the positive players and officials have since gone into self-isolation inline with the Ministry of Health guidelines. The club is in touch with the Ministry of Health to ensure that these are closely monitored to avoid the further spread of the virus. The rest of the team has continued with preparations for the upcoming fixtures.”
Napsa Stars Board Chairman Dr. Greg Nsofu says the health and safety of players are of utmost importance to the club. Dr. Nsofu was also quick to advise the players, the fans, and the general public to adhere to the Ministry of Health guidelines.
” The health and safety of our players and officials are of utmost importance to us. Therefore, we will continue to conduct our football activities under very strict health guidelines that are recommended by health authorities and the football association of Zambia. I would like to make an appeal to our players, the fans, and the general football fraternity to adhere to all health measures, including wearing face masks, social distancing, and hand sanitizing, among others,” Dr. Nsofu said.
Napsa Stars are scheduled to face Buildcon on Friday, July 31st at Woodlands Stadium in a week 26 MTN/FAZ Super League encounter.
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