SOUTH Africa-based Warriors midfielder Kudakwashe Mahachi, who was the first Zimbabwean footballer to test positive for Covid-19, says he is feeling much better and is still self-isolating at home.
The Supersport United left-footed player Mahachi had the tests about a fortnight ago after receiving a late call from the Warriors technical team for the international friendly match against Malawi.
“I’m still on self-isolation spending my time at home. However, I am feeling much better. I will let you know when I go for a re-test,” said the ginger-haired footie star in a brief interview with B-Metro Sport.
Mahachi was supposed to travel for national duty together with his former Golden Arrows teammate Divine Lunga after the Warriors coach Zdravko Logarusic had called for more players following the unavailability of several foreign-based players that he had called in the initial squad.
Zambia-based trio of Denis Dauda, Tafadzwa Rusike and Evans Katema also got the invitation late but arrived before the team’s departure for Malawi.
Mahachi, who is fondly known as Nkembe, reportedly could not be cleared to board the plane in South Africa after failing to satisfy the Covid-19 protocols.
Nkembe’s recovery comes at a time when three Bulawayo City players tested positive for Covid-19.
As a result, the Jerry Sibanda-chaired club has been compelled to send its secretariat staff into isolation.
The premiership side embarked on a “self-initiated” testing exercise that saw its players, secretariat and coaching staff getting tested last Thursday in anticipation of the restart of training programmes.
The trio, whose names have been withheld, become the first footballers in the domestic league to test positive for Covid-19.