Update on Sithole after COVID-19 scare

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Three weeks after Sphephelo Sithole became the first South African player to test positive for COVID-19, an update has now been provided on the 21-year-old midfielder's wellbeing.

Earlier in May, Belenenses midfielder Sithole became the first South African player to test positive for COVID-19 after undergoing a mandatory test ahead of his side's return to training.

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The club has since run a second round of testing and, on Monday evening, provided an update on the status of their players, including the youngster who had previously tested positive.

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"After conducting another round of tests, we inform that all of [the players and staff] presented negative results," the club shared on social media.

"The athlete who tested positive on 4 May has formally recovered. We now proceed with preparations for the first game."

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Prior to the Portuguese season being suspended, Sithole made 24 appearances for Belenenses' U23, team but has been promoted to take part in first-team training throughout the campaign.

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