The Premier Soccer League (PSL) on Tuesday said it had recorded a COVID-19 case among players. The player or the club he represents were however not named.
The development is not expected to disrupt the ongoing Chibuku Super Cup tournament as the player was not part of matchday activities.
It is the first time that a positive case has been reported since the start of the tournament, which is being used as a test case for the anticipated PSL 2021 kick-off scheduled for the first weekend of July. The PSL said in a statement:
… following the latest round of COVID-19 testing for matchday two conducted, one player tested positive for COVID-19. The player was not part of matchday activities.
The player will now observe a period of self-isolation in accordance with the PSL, ZIFA, SRC, Ministry of Health and Child Welfare and WHO guidelines and protocols.
The PSL remains in contact with the relevant health authorities in the implementation of the COVID-19 protocols to enable our fixtures to be played as scheduled.
We urge the clubs and all our stakeholders to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 protocols to prevent the spread of the virus.
The league will not be specific details on the club or individual. We wish the player a speedy recovery.