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Three Ħamrun Spartans players test positive for COVID-19 but Trophy clash still on

Ħamrun Spartans have recorded three positive cases of COVID-19 but their FA Trophy match against Xagħra United, scheduled for Wednesday at the Gozo Stadium, is still on, sources have told The Times of Malta.

Top officials from the Premier League club confirmed to the Times of Malta that two  members of the senior team and another from the youth squad have returned a positive COVID-19 test and have immediately been put on a mandatory quarantine.

The Spartans, who are currently leading the Premier League standings on 50 points, are facing a crucial week as after facing GFA side Xagħra United in an FA Trophy Last 16 match on Wednesday, they will be up against nearest rivals Hibernians in a top-of-the-table Premier League clash at the National Stadium on Saturday.

So far, the Spartans clash against Xagħra United will be played as scheduled at the Gozo Stadium, however, it remains to be seen whether their clash against Hibernians will be held as scheduled.

This is because the Spartans squad are expected to undergo a second COVID-19 test on Thursday and should more new cases emerge the match could be in danger to be postponed.

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