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Crested Cranes Player Confirms Testing Positive For COVID-19

Uganda Crested Cranes player has confirmed testing positive for the deadly Coronavirus.

USA-based defender Joan Nakirya announced the diagnosis on her social media accounts:

“I was tested positive for Covid19 this afternoon. I was exposed to two people. I went from Zero to feeling sick in a matter of hours. Beginning with an itchy and dry cough, then massive headaches, loss of smell. No fever.

“I’m at school isolated. There Ade so many emotions arising to the process and so I’m going inward to heal myself.”

Joan Nakirya in 2016. FUFA

The defender recently joined Mid America Christian University Women Soccer team from Southwest Oklahoma State University.

Nakirya left Uganda in August 2017, alongside then Gafford teammate Sandra Nantumbwe, to join Redland Community College.

She won three league titles with Kawempe Muslim team and was also a fixture in the Uganda Women Senior team the Crested Cranes.

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