Salernitana cast doubt on Tuesday’s Serie A game at Udinese after their squad couldn’t leave for north-eastern Italy as planned. So, today saw, following their problems finding a buyer to retain their top flight status (football news) and recent Serie A losses, Salernitana’s troubles amplify as their camp reported COVID-19 cases with many positive tests.
Salernitana are last in Serie A standings but face a more immediate threat to their top-flight status.
Following their promotion to Serie A this season, they immediately fell foul of Italian football federation rules. This is because they have Claudio Lotito, who also owns Serie A side Lazio, as their owner.
They have failed to meet a deadline for finding a buyer, and could thus face expulsion from the league.
Salernitana’s Troubles Amplify as Their Camp Reported COVID-19 Cases
Now, they are facing a COVID outbreak on their camp.
Their game away at Udinese is scheduled for 6:30 pm (23:00 IST). If Salernitata have to call off the match, it will be the first game that sees cancellation in Italy this season.
“Following proven positive cases in the squad, the club takes note of the provisions of the local health authorities of Salerno, which have requested the suspension of the activity of the team and have prohibited it from participating in sporting events,” said the club.
The Salerno club thus said they had heeded the advice of local health officials and had informed the Italian league.