Napoli communicated on Friday that Kalidou Koulibaly has tested positive for the coronavirus after the latest PCR test. The Senegalese centre-back will miss his side’s next few matches.
“Kalidou Koulibaly returned a positive COVID-19 result from this morning’s tests. He is currently asymptomatic and will isolate at home”, the club statement stated.
His absence also happens at a very inopportune moment. In 13 days the first leg of the Europa League match against Granada takes place, a very tight deadline. He will also miss the important matches against Genoa and Juventus, as well as the Coppa Italia second-leg against Atalanta.