South Africa's football coach at the Olympic games has his fingers crossed. David Notoane is praying that his players don't suffer the same fate on the pitch as Denmark's Christian Eriksen did when he suffered a heart attack at the Euros.
"We just have to hope and pray that something like that doesn't happen to players who have been inactive for a long time since we came here," Notoane said on Tuesday.
Bafana Bafana face Japan on Thursday 22 July in their first match of the Olympic football tournament.
On Monday 19 July, two South African players tested positive for Covid-19. As a result, 21 members of the delegation, declared contact cases, are confined to their hotel rooms. With 48 hours to go before the match against Japan, this is not the best way to prepare.
David Notoane has only 17 players at his disposal. They could play in the match if they tested negative six hours before kick-off.