A Moroccan team, forced to play with 26 positives

The Union of Professional Trainers of Spain has reported this Sunday that the Ittihad Tangier, who trains Juan Pedro Benali, has been forced to play on Tuesday despite having 26 positives per COVID-19, including the Spanish coach himself, whose delicate health makes him a risk person.

According to the union ‘Sienpre’, Benali, 51, “is sick with COVID-19 and the federation of that country has told him that his team, in which there are 26 infected, must play in a few days without quarantining.”

Benali, according to the union, “is taking sintrom (anticoagulant) and corticosteroids so that the disease does not aggravate his situation. He is a person at risk and has had very high fevers for three days.”

The union claims that Benali he is “going through the most difficult moments of his sports career” and asks that the Moroccan federation not force the team to play without passing a quarantine.

“Right now health is the most important thing since there are 26 members of the staff with COVID-19“, he adds.” Without a doubt it is a very delicate moment in his life and from the union we want to send him our support and that, of course, they do not force his team to compete in that situation, “he adds.

Throught social media, Benali He thanked “everyone for the support received in these difficult times.” “On my behalf, on behalf of all the players, staff and members of the Ittihad Tangier team, Thank you,” he says.

On Tuesday August 11 the Ittihad Tangier has scheduled a game of the twenty-first day of the Botola Pro (Moroccan first division) at home against him Renaissance Sportive Berkane.

He Ittihad Tangier, who was league champion for the first time in the 2017/2018 campaign, is now 15th and penultimate in the standings, just ahead of Raja Beni Mellal. Both, in positions of descent to the Botola-2.