Thursday 07 May 2020
I wrote – Menna Omar:
Italian club Atalanta has announced the recovery of its goalkeeper, Marco Sportello, from infection with the new Corona virus (Covid-19).
Sportello was the first player on the Italian team to be affected by the epidemic, which has spread to most parts of the world.
The club writes on its official website: “Atalanta confirms that team goalkeeper Marco Sportello has undergone two consecutive tests within 48 hours, and has been confirmed that he has recovered from infection with the Coronavirus.”
The player is scheduled to submit to the health protocol and perform all medical exams within the next few days before returning to training.
It is worth noting that the Italian government gave the green light to the clubs to resume training, but individually according to the health protocol to maintain the safety of players and staff.