Panic as Bafana Bafana assistant coach tests Positive for Covid 19

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By Alex Bossa

The South African senior national soccer team Bafana Bafana conducted their second COVID-19 test as per the guidelines but unfortunately found out that their assistant coach Jenevski Cedomir had tested positive with just a day left for their international friendly encounter with the Uganda Cranes.

As a requirement, all the members on the Bafana Bafana team were tested before they joined their camp and all the results turned negative. However, the second test done on Tuesday 8th June 2021 presented assistant coach Jenevski as the only victim of Covid 19 as the rest of the team had turned up negative.

‘’We continue to check for clinical symptoms and encourage the staff to wear masks without failure, practice social distance and everyone is accommodated separately,’’ said team doctor, Dr Tshepo Molobi.

This latest development leaves Helmen Mkhalele in charge of the team after newly appointed head coach Hugo Broos had earlier notified SAFA that his tenure will start after this international break.

Jenevski’s latest covid 19 positive test comes just less than 24 hours after the South African Football Federation (SAFA) confirmed that Percy Tau and Teboho Mokoena had tested positive of the virus and had pulled out of the international engagement with Uganda.

The pair joined Sipho Mbule (SuperSport United), Mosa Lebusa (Mamelodi Sundown), Mothobi Mvala (Mamelodi Sundown) and Rivaldo Coetzee (Mamelodi Sundown) who had earlier pulled out due to injuries.

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