Zambia’s Napsa Stars FC coach Mohammed Fathi will be out of action for two weeks after he tested positive for Covid-19.
Fathi missed Napsa’s league match against Red Arrows on Saturday after the results of the positive test came out.
In a statement, Napsa says their coach has since gone into self-isolation.
“Our coach Mohamed Fathi has tested positive for Covid-19,” the club’s statement states.
“This was after the team’s routine Covid-19 tests which were conducted before the week 13 Super League game played against Red Arrows FC on Saturday.
“The coach is currently in isolation at home following health guidelines set by the World Health Organization and the Ministry of Health.”
Assistant coach Geofrey Hamakwenda will take temporary charge of the team.
In the same statement, Napsa technical director Honor Janza said: “We are sad to announce that our coach has tested positive for Covid-19. We do our tests every 14 days but after the coach presented some symptoms, it led to the whole team doing another test earlier than usual.”
Fathi has since urged his players to work hard.
“I just want to advise my players and everyone out there to keep safe and always observe the guidelines given to us by the Ministry of Health,” Fathi says.