South Africa have confirmed three constructive COVID-19 instances of their soccer squad for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, together with gamers Thabiso Monyane and Kamohelo Mahlatsi.
Video Analyst Mario Masha additionally examined constructive on arrival in Tokyo because the crew prepares to face hosts Japan on Thursday.
“We have three constructive instances of COVID-19 within the camp right here, two gamers and an official,” crew supervisor Mxolisi Sibam mentioned in a media launch from the South African Football Association on Sunday.
“There is every day screening….Masha and Monyane reported excessive temperatures and constructive saliva exams, and have been then taken to do the nasal take a look at…and so they sadly examined constructive for COVID-19. Mahlatsi is the newest participant to undergo the identical course of.”
He mentioned in consequence, the crew has been quarantined till cleared to coach, ready for outcomes from exams earlier on Sunday.
“This unlucky state of affairs has made us miss our first intensive coaching session final evening.”
Mexico and France are additionally in South Africa’s first spherical group.