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News out of Alberto stadium in Nebbi says Eight Hotspring Football Club players have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus- following the mandatory COVID-19 tests from regional clubs ahead of the FBL regional promotion playoffs.

on Wednesday, West Nile regional League outfit Hotspring Fc Nebbi conducted a string of Covid-19 tests as they got ready for the long awaited clash against Calvary Midigo FC in the regional promotion playoff encounter.

This tests for the club officials and players were carried in Nebbi at Villa Martina Guest on Wednesday morning by medical teams from Kampala.

Hotspring FC players and officials being tested in Nebbi at Villa Martina guest house on Wednesday morning [photo by Chi Chi for Dribbler Sports).

According to Hotspring Fc PRO Francis Thomas “Jamalikiliki” who is not contented with the results, a total of 25 individuals were tested, which included players, technical members and club officials and from those tests eight players, who remain unnamed tested positive for the Coronavirus.

” 8 of our players have tested postive for covid 19 from tests carried on Wednesday but since morning no medical attention have been given to them.” Francis disclosed to Dribbler Sports on a personal phone call interview.

” For some reasons im notcontented with the results because our FUFA delegate made some statement on the radio which has left many people questioning us that Calvary might be promoted. We therefore demand the results of Calvary Midigo.” he added.

Hotspring were set to lock horns with Calvary Midigo FC tomorrow Saturday 31 October 2020 at 2pm in Njeru, while Young Elephants entertain Northern Gateway at same date and venue but at 10am with the winners of the two facing off on November 4 in the regional promotion playoff final where the winner will earn a sporting promotion to the FUFA Big league.

But the 8 confirmed positive cases at Hotspring means the club was banned from traveling to Kampala and will not play tomorrows game against Calvary Midigo FC

This website understands that the confirmed positive cases among the 3 remaining regional League clubs in the last two days is 20 with unconfirmed reports in Gulu indicating 8 positive cases among Young Elephants FC players and 4 within Northern Gateway. The results for Calvary Midigo FC have not been communicated and by press time we couldn’t reach any officials of the club as the phones of the coach and the PRO were switched off.

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