“The positive test from Theo was communicated to the club late on Friday evening. Bongonda will now go into quarantine for seven days and will of course miss the first competition match, especially for his ex-team Zulte Waregem ”, said the Limburgers.
After attacker Paul Onuachu and goalkeeper Maarten Vandevoordt, Bongonda is also the third Genk player to test positive for the corona virus during the preparation. In addition, there was also the malaria infection from Eboue Kouassi. New acquisition Daniel Munoz, for his part, was not affected by the corona crisis until July 19 in Limburg.
The 24-year-old Bongonda therefore starts his second season at Genk with a delay, which took him over from Essevee last summer for 7 million euros. During the previous campaign, the forward scored five goals and five assists in 29 appearances.
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