July 19, 2021
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Powell tests positive for COVID-19

South African 7s Coach Neil Powell has tested positive for COVID-19 and will guide the team virtually in the Tokyo Olympics which starts next week.

Team South Africa have been hit by four infections and the other cases are from the country's U23 football team.

Powell must isolate for 14 days, meaning he will not be on the sidelines when one of the pre-tournament favourites go for gold from July 26-28.

But he will continue to help the side he has coached since 2013 in their preparations this week, albeit through a computer screen, and will liaise with assistant coach Renfred Dazel on match-day.
By Reginald Chandar

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