Coronavirus has stormed Malawi national football team camp ahead of two major tournaments, Low Profile Malawi can confirm.
The Flames have started camping yesterday at Mpira Village in Blantyre, in preparation for Cosafa Senior Challenge Cup and African Cup of Nations qualifiers. Prior to camping, players and technical staff went through medical tests as advised by the presidential taskforce on covid-19.
After the procedure, two players and two officials tested positive for Covid-19. However their names have not been disclosed for the sake of privacy.
“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,” reads a communique from football association of Malawi in partial.
In response to the news, Malawians have blamed the soccer governing body for concealing identities of the affected.
Elijah Kaimfa said, “Malawi home of silly secrets. All over the names are being diaclosed. If you hide it means something is not adding up.”
“Why hiding their identities in this 21st century?” questions Hanif Ali.
True to the above views, some internationally recognised sports stars made their positive covid-19 statuses public. Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta and French footballer Kylian Mbappe are among those notable names.