Since the beginning of the epidemic, four players of the professional workforce of the club have been ill due to the coronavirus. This was the fifth case has led to the cancellation of a friendly match scheduled against Marseille on Wednesday night.The players of Montpellier (Hérault), February 29, 2020 at the stage of Mosson. (PASCAL GUYOT / AFP)
Bad news for the club of Montpellier (Ligue 1). A player of the workforce is suspected of being contaminated with the Sars-CoV-2 at the end of the tests carried out on the entire workforce, shows the club to the AFP, Tuesday 4 August. This discovery led to the cancellation of the friendly match with Olympique de Marseille on Wednesday. “By way of sanitary precautions, Olympique de Marseille and Montpellier Hérault Sport Club have decided, with regret, to cancel the friendly match planned for Wednesday 5 August evening”, has written the OM in a press release posted on Twitter.
Official press release : cancellation of the match #OMMHSC
— Olympique Marseille (@OM_Officiel) August 4, 2020
A new test should be performed by the player in the coming days to confirm the possible contamination. The club from montpellier was fear of contamination from a friendly match played last week in Divonne-les-Bains against Strasbourg (lost 1-2). A few days later, the club alsatian announced that five of its players had tested positive for the coronavirus.
A team already hit by April
Also, four young players from the training centre montpellier were tested positive on Sunday. Since the beginning of the previous week, these members of the U16 and U17 were in a training camp in Mende (Lozère). If the suspicion of Covid-19 is confirmed, it will be the fifth player of the staff of Michel Der Zakarian to be affected by the coronavirus since the start of the health crisis.
Midfielder Junior Sambia, who had been hospitalized and placed in a medically induced coma at the end of April, was the first player in League 1 is detected. The defender Serbian Mihailo Ristic, the international cameroonian Ambroise Oyongo and the young Frenchman Thibault Tamas have also been contaminated.