17TH JANUARY, 2021.
TO: ALL MEDIA HOUSES
FROM: NAPSA STARS FOOTBALL CLUB
SUBJECT: COACH FATHI TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19
NAPSA Stars FC head coach Mohamed Fathi has tested positive for COVID-19.
This was after the team’s routine COVID-19 tests which were conducted before the week 13 MTN/ FAZ Super League game played against Red Arrows FC on Saturday.
The coach is currently in isolation at home and following health guidelines set by the World Health Organization and the Ministry of Health.
Coach Fathi missed Saturday’s game and will also miss Wednesday’s clash against Forest Rangers.
The Club through its Technical Director/General Manager Mr. Honor Janza announced this development this morning.
“We are sad to announce that our Head 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,” Mr. Janza explained.
And Coach Fathi has since advised his players to stay focused during this period that he is away.
“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 adds.
Meanwhile, First Assistant Coach Geoffrey Hamakwenda will drill the team in coach Fathi’s absence.
Gwen M. Chipasula
Media and Public Relations