2nd in the league, Kaizer Chiefs are hit with over 31 cases of coronavirus at Naturena. The club has announced that the Kaizer Chiefs Village is temporarily closed until next week.
Amakhosi said the medical team has conducted contact tracing of primary contacts of those who tested positive and have instructed all players, members of the technical team and staff, including those who tested negative, who are primary contacts to quarantine as per COVID19 protocols.
“Players and staff at Kaizer Chiefs Football Club have been closely monitored for symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic and have been tested regularly. More personnel tested positive this week as we were preparing for Saturday’s game,” the club announced.
“The Club has written to the Premier Soccer League to request for a postponement of the five upcoming games in December,”
Kaizer Chiefs next 5 games as things stands
- Cape Town City (4 December)
- Golden Arrows (8 December)
- Sekhukhune FC (12 December)
- Royal AM (19 December)
- Maritzburg United (22 December)
Chiefs said postponing their next 5 games will help avoid the 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.
Chiefs current perfomance
Kaizer Chiefs who started the season on a bad run have managed to turn things around clinging at the 2nd position on the DStv Premier League.
Amakhosi lost one game in their last 5 games, collecting 10 points in the process. The club is currently second with 22 points after the Tshwane giants Mamelodi Sundowns who are in 1st position with a massive 30 points.
“We have appealed to the League to seriously consider the matter for the sake of everyone’s health and safety because there are many other people involved in organising a game,” stressed Kaizer Chiefs
The club said the team will be closely monitored by their medical team, while they continue to maintain COVID risk mitigation protocols.