The U20 national team has today confirmed that five of its players in the squad have tested positive for the coronavirus.
With support from FUFA, the hippos carried out a coronavirus test on Saturday, and out of the 46 players that were tested, five positive cases have since been confirmed.
Administrators in charge of the U20 national team side have decided to keep the victims’ names confidential. Mambo News has learned that the covid 19 patients that have been confirmed are not be showing any signs and are self-isolating as their fellows continue training.
U20 Head coach Morley Byekwaso, who is fresh from being appointed in the job summoned up to 46 under 20 players to help gunner Uganda into success in the forthcoming U20 Africa Cup of Nations Zonal Qualifiers and the squad included six goalkeepers, thirteen defenders, ten midfielders, and sixteen forwards.
Despite the confirmed cases, the team will continue with its preparations at the IUIU Campus in Kabojja until November 4 when they will then shift to the FUFA Technical Centre in Njeru before departing for theU20 Africa Cup of Nations Zonal Qualifiers that are staged to take place in Tanzania.
Uganda will face Burundi, Eritrea and South Sudan in group B.
Elsewhere, the Uganda premier league season restart date has further been extended from 17th November to 3rd December as FUFA promises to finance players’ coronavirus testing.