By Uche Dozie
Sport Writer, kick442.com-Nigeria
Zimbabwe Football Association has announced that nine of the national team players have come in contact with the coronavirus.
The new development have now affected the country’s preparations for the African Nations Championship (CHAN) built to hold in Cameroon next January.
”The Zimbabwe Football Association would like to inform the football fraternity and the nation at large that nine players who are part of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) provisional squad have tested positive to COVID-19,” a ZIFA statement said.
“In adherence to our COVID-19 medical protocols, all players and members of the technical team were tested on Monday upon their return from festive break and the nine were ruled to have tested positive.
“All the affected players have been notified and quarantined in line with World Health Organisation (WHO) dictates. The players have also been advised to inform their families and contacts.
“The Zimbabwe Football Association has also informed the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Sport and Recreation Commission (SRC) and the City Health Department for further guidance.
“Meanwhile, ZIFA has temporarily suspended all training sessions for the CHAN team pending consultation with other stakeholders, but the team remains in camp until further notice.” A statement from the FA says.
Eleven players are on standby to join the team if the tested positive players do not recover on time.
Zimbabwe is in group with host nation Cameroon, Mali and Burkina Faso.
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