There are positive vibes in the Nyasa Big Bullets camp after all players and officials were declared Coronavirus-free after a test conducted in Blantyre on Tuesday.
The news is pleasing to the TNM Super League champions as they prepare to start training for the new season next Saturday.
The test was in compliance with Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 and Football Association of Malawi conditions that necessitate every Super League club to send players and officials for testing.
Health officials conducted tests on nine coaching staff, 22 players, two media officers and three first team security officers at the People’s Team.
A press release publicised Friday stated that the test excluded six players and one official who are in camp with the Malawi national football team.
“The test produced negative results for every individual. Rabson Chiyenda, whose previous three tests conducted while he was in camp with the Malawi national team came out positive, is one of the players whose tests are negative.
“Our players and officials have been advised been advised to remain steadfastly compliant with health and safety measures as the new football season is about to start,” part of the release reads.
Blantyre District Health Officer, Gift Kawalazira, confirmed the tests and advised all administrators, officials and athletes to undergo the test before commencing training.
“Our medical personal collected the samples and took them to Dream Centre laboratory for interpretation.
So I can confirm that the results came out negative. We are calling upon other teams to come for tests before they start training,” Kawalazira said.
Bullets follow in the footsteps of Silver Strikers who invited medical personnel to conduct tests on their players, four of whom tested positive.
Tests were also conducted on Malawi national football team players and officials as they started camp training for Wednesday’s match against Zambia.