Club Bruges and former Liverpool Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has tested positive for Coronavirus

Simon Mignolet, JotNaija
Simon Mignolet, JotNaija

Club Bruges and former Liverpool Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet have tested positive for Coronavirus.

The Belgian stopper is one of four Club Bruges staff members who returned positive test results after the club carried out massive testing ahead of their Champions League clash with Zenit Saint Petersburg on Tuesday, October 20. 

Players Odilon Kossounou, Michael Krmencik, and CEO Vincent Mannaert are the other three people to test positive.

A club statement read: “On Saturday morning, the entire Bruges delegation was tested for Covid-19 in anticipation of the European match in and against Saint Petersburg.

“Internationals Simon Mignolet and Odilon Kossounou and attacker Michael Krmencik tested positive.

“CEO Vincent Mannaert also passed a positive corona test.

“Last Thursday, the entire squad was tested via the Jupiler Pro League protocol, when everyone else tested negative.

“The foursome will be quarantined with immediate effect and will therefore not travel to Russia. None of them show symptoms.”

Bruges are also in Champions League Group F alongside Borussia Dortmund and Lazio.

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