Cape Town – Kaizer Chiefs have resumed training after failing to honour their two last fixtures due to an outbreak of more than 35 Covid-19 infections among players and staff last week, the club confirmed on Friday.
Chiefs temporarily closed its Naturena offices recently and wrote to the Premier Soccer League (PSL) to request that their December matches be postponed.
However, their application is still pending.
Nonetheless, the club is back on the pitch to prepare for Sunday’s DStv Premiership match at FNB Stadium against Sekhukhune United, a statement said.
Some of its players have emerged from isolation and have resumed training with medical and coaching staff.
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— Kaizer Chiefs (@KaizerChiefs) December 10, 2021
“Some players who tested positive for the virus shortly before the Swallows match two weeks ago, emerged from isolation. They have rejoined their teammates to work on their special return-to-play protocols with the medical and coaching personnel. This is with the intention of getting them back to full match shape as soon as possible,” reads the statement.
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In addition, the club has also called several reserve team players to work with the senior team members ahead of the match.
“More players and members of the technical team will gradually be coming out of isolation in the coming days and the players will be supervised and managed accordingly until they are back to full health and fitness,” said Kaizer Chiefs Physician Dr Hashendra Ramjee.
A report by Kickoff.com quoted the club’s communications manager Vina Maphosa as confirming their participation in Sunday’s clash.
“… We can indeed confirm that we are playing tomorrow,” Maphosa said.
The game will begin at 18:00.
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Compiled by Sinothando Siyolo