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Spartans to resume training as squad is COVID-19 free

Ħamrun Spartans are expected to resume their pre-season preparations on Wednesday after all members of the first-team squad tested negative for COVID-19, the Premier League club announced.

The Spartans announced earlier this week that they had suspended all training activities after it was revealed that the referee that officiated their friendly match against Żejtun Corinthians last Friday had contracted COVID-19.

The club subsequently ensured that all members of the first team and the technical staff under went a swab test and results were published on Wednesday.

“The club would like to inform that all the players and technical staff have been submitted to swab tests on Tuesday,” the club said in a statement.

“Results have just been issued and we are pleased to announce that all of our players and members of the technical staff tested negative.”

The Spartans will now continue their pre-season preparations on Wednesday.

Mark Buttigieg’s men are expected to play a friendly against Gżira United at the Tedesco Stadium on Saturday.

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