Olympics: South African Men's football team in quarantine after three test positive


Photo:  Issei Kato| Reuters
Photo: Issei Kato| Reuters

South Africa's men squad for the Olympics has been put to quarantine after three of its members test positive for COVID-19. 

The whole squad has been put to quarantine after two players and an analyst were tested positive on arrival in Tokyo.

Orlando Pirates right-back Thabiso Monyane and Moroka Swallows’ attacking midfielder Kamohelo Mahlatsi were tested positive alongside the Team's video analyst Mario Mash.

The whole South African Men's squad now waits for the test result and has been put into quarantine. 

South Africa are due to face the hosts Japan at the Tokyo stadium on Thursday.

“We have three positive cases of COVID-19 in the camp here, two players and an official,” South Africa team manager Mxolisi Sibam said.

“There is daily screening. … Masha and Monyane reported high temperatures and positive saliva tests, and were then taken to do the nasal test … and they, unfortunately, tested positive for Covid-19. Mahlatsi is the latest player to go through the same process.”

Publish : 2021-07-18 17:19:00

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