French championship: Angers ask for the postponement of the match against Saint-Etienne due to 19 cases of “Covid” in its ranks

Angers: The club of Angers announced on Thursday that 19 players in its ranks and five members of its technical staff have been infected with the “Covid-19” virus and asked to postpone the match against Saint-Etienne on 9 January in the twentieth phase of the French football league. The club he has declared in a statement released after the resumption of training: “To date we have counted 19 positive cases in the list of 30 registered players in Lega ( .), of which more than 10 who will not be ready to play a game before January 10, 2022 “. He added:” This situation leads us to ask the Lega Committee formed for this purpose to postpone the game in program on January 9, 2022 at 15:00 local time against Saint-Etienne. “And Angers had excluded five players from his game against Montpellier, who lost 1-4 last December 22, because it was confirmed that they had been infected by the virus “Covid-19”. The five players are isolated until December 31, but cannot resume group training until a week later tale date. “During the holidays, a large number of players and members of the coaching staff informed us of theirs test positive for the Covid-19 virus “, the statement continues. It seems clear that the infection with this mutant is the origin of this unprecedented spread in the ranks of Angers, which until then was only slightly affected by this epidemic. club spoke of an “explosion of cases”. A team can play as long as it includes at least 20 players, including a goalkeeper, according to the latest medical protocol of the League. The club of Bordeaux, on the other hand, announced that 21 players in its ranks will not be available “for reasons related to Covid-19” for the match against Brest in Sunday program in the French Cup competition. And the club he asked in an official statement on their official website: “Why should we keep this match in French Cup at all costs, in light of the stone of 16 players in our ranks? Because the French Federation is not flexible in this particular dossier? Unfortunately, all these questions have not received a positive response from the French Football Association so far. (AFP)

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