Two Unnamed Flames Players Test Positive For Coronavirus
In preparation for the COSAFA Snr Challenge Cup and the Africa Cup of Nations matches, fam conducted a mandatory test on the Malawi national team players last week before they convene to start camping.
The results of the tests are showing that two unnamed players and two officials have tested positive for coronavirus according to a statement released by FAM on Monday.
"Following the decision by the Presidential COVID-19 Task Force to allow the Malawi Men’s Senior National Team start camp training in preparation for the forthcoming international assignments (COSAFA Snr Challenge Cup and the Africa Cup of Nations), FAM undertook a precautionary measure of testing all the selected local players, officials and secretariat members of staff that are directly involved in providing support service to the national team when it's in Camp.
"The national team has started camping on Monday 21st September 2020 at the Mpira Village in Blantyre.
"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 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 National MoH guidelines on COVID 19.
"As we embark on this critical journey of football restart, we wish to advise that safety of all concerned is our utmost priority and we will do everything possible to enforce strict health and sanity measures during football gatherings," reads the statement.