Another HSV player tests positive for COVID-19

Amadou Onana has tested positive for COVID-19. The Belgium U21 player will quarantine at home. Josha Vagnoman returned a negative test.

HSV has received news of another coronavirus case within the squad, as Amadou Onana returned a positive COVID-19 test ahead of his return to Hamburg. The case comes after last Friday’s round of testing in which new signing Robert Glatzel tested positive for the coronavirus. The 19-year-old was tested in southern Germany before rejoining HSV and returned a positive test result. Onana, who was granted an extended holiday period by the club following international duty with Belgium U21s directly after the end of the season, now has to go into domestic quarantine just like Glatzel. What is clear, however, is that both cases are independent of each other and that there has been no personal contact between Glatzel and Onana to date.

“The most important thing for us is obviously always the health of our players and staff. We’re hoping that Amadou has a mild course of symptoms and we’ll support him as best we can, just as we’re doing with Robert,” said sporting director Michael Mutzel on the new case. “The test result is surprising and disappointing for me, as I wanted to return to full fitness ahead of the training camp. Nevertheless, I won’t let this set me back. Now I have to follow the instructions and guidelines carefully. I’m looking forward to being back with the boys again,” said Amadou Onana.

The two HSV players will therefore not travel to the upcoming training camp in Grassau, which will run from 29th June to 7th July. Josha Vagnoman, who was also on holiday after the European U21 Championship, tested negative several times and will join up with full team training as planned on Monday 28th June.