Super Eagles star, Ahmed Musa’s former club, CSKA Moscow are in a dilemma as all players, as well as the coaching and administrative staff have tested positive for COVID-19.
According to a statement by the club, “All players of the club as well as the coaching and administrative staff in Moscow have taken tests for COVID-19, the results are negative.”
CSKA Moscow’s foreign footballers, who are also known as legionnaires, will take tests for the novel coronavirus as soon as they arrive in the Russian capital.
The first positive case of the novel coronavirus among Russian footballers was reported on May 16, when Lokomotiv Moscow FC’s Peruvian striker Jefferson Farfan tested positive for COVID-19. Two more cases of the COVID-19 disease were later registered with Konstantin Pliyev from Rubin Kazan FC and Roman Yevgenyev from Dynamo Moscow FC.
The RPL (Russian Premier League) Executive Board made a decision last Friday to resume matches of the Russian Football Championship on June 21. They had been postponed several times earlier this year due to the ongoing global spread of the novel coronavirus.
Prior to the RPL shutdown, the league’s clubs completed 22 out of 30 scheduled rounds of the championship. On April 1, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) recommended restarting national football tournaments.