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Kaizer Chiefs hit by Covid-19 outbreak

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Kaizer Chiefs have appealed to the Premier Soccer League (PSL) to postpone their upcoming December fixtures on Friday, 03 December 2021, after being hit by a Covid-19 outbreak among players and staff at the club.

The Soweto Giants have reported that 31 people at the club have tested positive for Covid-19. “The Club has written to the Premier Soccer League to request for a postponement of the five upcoming games in December against Cape Town City (4 December), Golden Arrows (8 December), Sekhukhune FC (12 December), Royal AM (19 December) and Maritzburg United (22 December) to avoid risk of infection and further spread of the virus and allow those affected to recover and complete their quarantine period before they can play against other teams,” the club said.

The DSTV Premiership outfit also revealed that players and staff have been closely monitored for symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic and have been tested regularly and more personnel tested positive this week as they were preparing for Saturday’s game.

“As a result of this outbreak that has seen no less [than] 31 people test positive for Covid-19, the Kaizer Chiefs village is temporarily closed,” the club added.

Kaizer Chiefs, due to the current situation, have since instituted stricter Covid management protocols following several positive Covid-19 cases affecting the team and general personnel. “Our protocols are always strict but we have had to be more stringent in the last two weeks given the increasing number of infections in Gauteng and the country,” the club said.

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