The first match of the FKF Premier League between AFC Leopards and Tusker FC has been thrown into jeopardy after seven members from the Brewers’ squad reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.
According to Daily Nation, five players and two members of the Tusker squad turned out positive after undergoing mandatory tests on Wednesday.
The paper further revealed that two Kenyan internationals and an established striker are among those who turned out positive.
Tusker will face Ingwe in the highlight match of the league’s first round on Saturday. The match will be broadcast live on StarTimes.
It is not clear at the moment if the game will go on as planned with the COVID-19 cases.
There are reports that newly promoted side Bidco United has also reported a positive case. A headcoach of a league club has also returned a positive test.
The protocol in the English Premier League is that a player who tests positive must self-isolate for 10 days. It is not clear if the FKF PL will adopt the same protocols.
Michael Olunga was forced to miss the recent international matches after 13 members of his club Kashiwa Reysol tested positive for the virus. Japanese authorities forced all members of the club into isolation.
Will the whole of Tusker squad go into isolation over the seven cases?