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Sh0cking: South Africa Star Infects 17 Players With Covid-19. See This.

The Covid-19 virus was spread by a South African footballer who was knocked out. Take a look at this.

The South African professional soccer player Thibang Phete is a defender for the Portuguese club Belenenses SAD and the South African national team. He was born in Johannesburg and currently resides in Lisbon. He began his professional footballing career at the Stars of Africa Football Academy.

Phete was born in Kimberley, South Africa, and began his professional career with Cape Town-based Milano United after graduating from the Stars of Africa Academy. He has now progressed to the National First Division with the club. In 2014, he signed a one-year contract with Tourizense of the Segunda Diviso Portuguesa, with whom he spent one season.

South Africa's 1–1 draw with Namibia on October 8, 2020 marked his international debut for the national team.

According to reports, a Portuguese team was compelled to pitch only nine players after a Bafana defender infected 17 others with Covid-19 while on international duty.

Thibang Phete of the Bafana Bafana is suspected of being the source of an outbreak of Covid-19 in the first-team of Portuguese club Belenenses, according to reports.

Because of Phete's positive test and the subsequent positive tests from 17 other players and staff members, the Primeira Liga side was compelled to pitch nine players in their home league game against Benfica, an unusual occurrence in the competition.

According to MTN FC, Belenenses attempted to have the game called off, but were forced to play on despite their wishes, with goalkeeper Joao Monteiro being forced to play in midfield.

Belenenses went into the second half behind 7-0 after going into half-time with only seven players on the field. The game was called off two minutes into the second half because Monteiro was unable to continue playing and the Belenenses were unable to recover.

The league, according to Belenenses President Rui Pedro Soares, should not have allowed the game to continue.

"We had eight players that were eligible to participate in the game, and as a result, they informed us that if we did not attend, it would be considered an unjustified absence." "It was a disgrace for all of us to be forced to play here today," Soares remarked.

Phete is one of two South Africans who play for the Brazilian club Belenenses. Sphephelo Sithole, a midfielder, is the other member of the squad.



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