Baroka FC coach Dylan Kerr has confirmed that four of his players have tested positive for Covid-19.
The news comes as the PSL looks ahead to restarting in the first week of August after finally getting the go-ahead from Safa and the South African governament.
Kerr did not confirm which players tested positive but admitted that it has seriously impacted his squad’s preparations ahead of the restart.
With six matches to wrap up the 2019-20 PSL season, Baroka will be hoping to secure their top-flight status.
‘All is good at training despite the sad news that four of my players tested positive and are not with us,’ Kerr told the DailySun.
‘Our hearts and prayers are with them to recover fast and join us. During this time and the position we are in, you need all your players in the team.
‘So this is a sort of setback for us. The boys have been working on their own for almost three months. So, their fitness is not up to the standard we want.’
Speaking on their mandate to survive relegation to the National First Division (NFD), the former Black Leopards boss was aware of the importance of the fitness levels of those infected.
‘We are left with a few games and four players who tested positive will join us later,’ he added.
‘They will have to work harder to gain the same fitness level as those who are training now,’ he concluded.
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