About eight Bulawayo Football Club players are quarantined at Thorngrove Infectious Hospital after testing positive for Covid-19.
The team was camped at a local lodge in Bulawayo’s low-density suburb where they checked in on Friday and checked out on Saturday.
City Health Services Director Dr Edwin Sibanda confirmed the development.
The manager of the lodge, who declined to be named confirmed that the premier soccer league team had booked in at their lodge but declined that they were exposed to Covid-19 during their stay there.
The team’s public relations officer Thandiwe Moyo denied knowledge of the incident.
“There is nothing like that at the team,” she told CITE in a telephone interview.
Premier Soccer League (PSL) Communications and Media Liason Officer Kudzai Bare issued a statement, Thursday noting that they had received reports of Covd-19 positive cases among PSL clubs.
“PSL has received reports of a number of positive Covid-19 cases among PSL clubs. Please be advised that we are working with Club doctors and the PSL Sports Medicine Committee and other relevant stakeholders to assist the affected and contain the spread of the virus. We advise our clubs and stakeholders to strictly follow the Covid-19 protocols and match operating procedures,” Bare said.