Vitesse coach Letsch and seven other staff members test positive for corona

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Eight Vitesse staff members, including head coach Thomas Letsch, tested positive for the corona virus on Thursday. Technical director Johannes Spors, together with Edward Sturing and Nicky Hofs, is doing the honors for the time being.

The selection and staff of Vitesse were tested on Friday for the competition match against RKC Waalwijk (0-1 win) and then only assistant coach Joseph Oosting appeared to have the COVID-19 virus among the members. On Tuesday everyone was tested again and it became clear that many more members of the technical staff were infected.

In addition to Letsch and Oosting, this concerns Jan Fiesser, Rein Baart, Jan van Norel, Tim Arends, Dennis van der Meulen and Jos Kortekaas, the coordinator of medical affairs and physiotherapist. They will go into home quarantine in the coming period.

As a result of the infections, Vitesse contacted the KNVB, which granted dispensation to technical director Spors, head of youth training Sturing and youth trainer Hofs to stand in front of the group for the time being.

Vitesse will play a home game against Sparta Rotterdam on Saturday (kick-off at 6.45 pm). The ‘Airborne duel’, which commemorates the Battle of Arnhem in September 1944, can continue as usual due to the dispensation of the KNVB. The selection will be tested again on Thursday.

“We would like to give our victory over RKC Waalwijk a suitable follow-up”, says Spors. “All the more because we can finally receive our supporters again. The preparation this week is far from ideal, but it seems that we have prevented further infections thanks to adequate action.”

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