Northern Ireland football club Hanover FC have confirmed that one of their players has tested positive for Coronavirus following a fixture vs Coagh Utd Reserves.
A spokesperson said “We can confirm that a player from the club has tested positive for Coronavirus this evening following playing a fixture vs Coagh Utd Reserves.
Hanover FC had no knowledge of the testing prior to confirmation of the positive test at 6.30pm this evening. Immediately we took all precautionary measures by contacting Hanover players, the opposing club along with MUFL and liaising with NHS via their helpline for advice which has now been passed on to all in question.
We immediately cancelled a planned function and have arranged for a deep clean to be performed by qualified contractors.
Again we would wish to stress that this is something that we had no prior knowledge of but following the swift actions taken upon discovery we hope that this will help in ensuring all
those in direct contact with the person in question remain unaffected.”
Hanover Football Club is an intermediate-level football club playing in the Intermediate A division of the Mid-Ulster Football League in Northern Ireland. They play all home games at Brownstown Park in Portadown, County Armagh.