COPENHAGEN : Brondby have quarantined 13 people, including a player and their assistant coach, after former Denmark international Thomas Kahlenberg was diagnosed with coronavirus.
Christian Schultz, the Danish club’s director of communications, said that Kahlenberg contracted the virus in Amsterdam last weekend and was at Brondby’s game against Lyngby on Sunday.
Defender Joel Kabongo, 21, is among those in isolation quarantine alongside assistant coach Martin Retov, while Lyngby also have three players in isolation.
Schultz told BBC Radio 5 Live that Kabongo met Kahlenberg after the game because they were former team-mates and they “shook hands”.
He also confirmed that their data analyst, psychologist and nine members of staff, including their chief executive Ole Palma, were in isolation.
Lyngby midfielder Martin Ornskov, right-back Kasper Jorgensen and left-back Patrick da Silva are also in 14-day quarantine after meeting Kahlenberg after the game.
Schultz said Kahlenberg was “very, very sorry for the commotion he’s caused” but he was in “good spirits”.
Christian Poulsen the former Liverpool midfielder who is now Ajax assistant coach, is in self-isolation after being with Kahlenberg in Amsterdam. So too, reportedly, Are exercise physiologist Alessandro Schoenmaker and one of the Ajax physiotherapists.