ATKMB vs OFC match postponed due to COVID 19


ISL 2022: Covid strikes ISL – After I-League, Covid has breached Indian Super League’s bio-bubble. On Saturday, an unnamed ATK Mohun Bagan footballer tested positive in Goa, forcing the match against Odisha FC on the same day to be postponed. However, the 2nd match between FC Goa and Chennaiyin FC will go ahead as per schedule. Follow InsideSport.IN for ISL 22 Live Updates. 

“Hero Indian Super League (ISL) has decided to postpone Match No. 53 between ATK Mohun Bagan and Odisha FC scheduled to be played today, Saturday, January 8, 2022, at PJN Stadium in Fatorda. The League will look to reschedule the fixture to a later date,” the league committee said in a statement.

ISL 2022: ATK Mohun Bagan vs Odisha FC match postponed after ATKMB player tests Covid-19 positive

“The decision has been taken in consultation with the League’s medical team after an ATK Mohun Bagan player tested positive for Covid-19. The League will work closely with the medical experts to monitor and ensure the safety of all the players and support staff in the squad and others involved,” it added.

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ISL 2022: ATK Mohun Bagan vs Odisha FC match postponed after ATKMB player tests Covid-19 positive

However, it is currently not known how many players are currently in isolation as close contacts and if further matches will be postponed. On Thursday, FC Goa did not hit the pitch for practice after a Covid scare within their own bio-bubble. A couple of players were asked to self-isolate and the team didn’t turn up for practice. But under interim coach Derrick Pereira, the rest of the squad trained on Friday.

ISL 2022: ATK Mohun Bagan vs Odisha FC match postponed after ATKMB player tests Covid-19 positive

“It has not been an ideal preparation for the match, but these type of hurdles and circumstances keep coming our way. Our focus should be on the game. We have to plan this well and put our best foot forward. We have to focus more on our game and improve from the last match,” Derrick Pereira said during the pre-match press conference.

Earlier, I-League had to be postponed for few weeks due to bio-bubble breach and over a dozen of players testing positive.

ISL 2022: ATK Mohun Bagan vs Odisha FC match postponed after ATKMB player tests Covid-19 positive

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