Two players and two officials recently called into Flames camp have tested Covid-19 positive. Meanwhile the four, whose identities remain unknown are said to be in isolation.
In a statement released on Monday 21st September 2020, Football Association of Malawi Communications Director Gomegzani Zakazaka said all players, officials and secretariat members of staff directly involved with the national team underwent covid-19 testing after government sanctioned the Flames camp.
“We wish to report that the outcome of the tests were negative except for two players and two officials whose names will not be disclosed to maintain their privacy.
“Further to this development, we wish to report that all the four cases were asymptomatic”.
They are currently in isolation being monitored by our medical team and it is expected that they will be able to report for national duty once they test negative 10 days from the day when they tested positive in line with the Ministry of Health guidelines on COVID 19”, Zakazaka said.
Meanwhile, as part of football restart, the Malawi FA has reaffirmed its resolve to enforce strict health and sanitary measures during football gatherings.
On Monday, the Malawi Men’s Senior National Team commenced camp training in preparation for the forthcoming international assignments which includes COSAFA Senior Challenge Cup and the Africa Cup of Nations and Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.