In what can be described “positive news”, Nyasa Big Bullets goalkeeper Rabson Chiyenda who tested positive for Coronavirus while in Flames camp is now negative.
Chiyenda is among nine coaching staff, 22 players, two media staff and three first team officials the club has declared covid-19 negative.
The tests on the 36 members were conducted on Tuesday, 6 October 2020 and released on Thursday.
In a statement issued on Friday, the club’s Chief Administration Officer Albert Chigoga confirmed the results.
“The number of players coaching staff who were tested excludes players and one official who aree currently with the national team.”
“Our players and officials have been advised to remain steadfastly compliant with healthy and safety measures as the new football season is about to start”.
Chiyenda is one of the players whose Covid-19 test results are now negative”, Chigoga said.
It is understood that the squad will undergo another test to be organized by FAM and Super League of Malawi-SULOM before the league kicks off in November.
Bullets becomes the second super league team to conduct mass covid-19 tests on its players and officials after Silver Strikers did the same a fortnight ago.
Football and all sporting activities were suspended in March in response to Covid-19 pandemic, effectively, affecting the 2020 football season kickoff, initially set to commence a day after the suspension was effected.
The exercise is inline with the directive by the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 that all Super League club players and officials undergo Covid-19 tests before resuming training later this month and the subsequent season kickoff mid November.
Additional reporting by Wesysylas Chirwa