Coach Jorge Jesus will return to Benfica bench at the reception in Famalicão on Monday after recovering from a respiratory infection caused by the new coronavirus, I Liga football club announced today.
“Sport Lisboa e Benfica informs that Jorge will be Jesus tomorrow [segunda-feira] at Estádio da Luz to lead the team in the game against Futebol Clube de Famalicão. The trainer carried out several tests in the Hospital da Luz during the day, which showed a significant improvement in his clinical condition due to a respiratory tract infection due to SARS-CoV-2 that was completed at the end of January, “the statement said.
Benfica also mentions that Jorge Jesus “has shown no symptoms in the last three days” and was able to lead the team again after failing games with Belenenses SAD (3-0) for the Sporting Cup (0-1)) and Vitória de Guimarães (0-0) for the I Liga.
Benfica announced on January 29th that Jorge Jesus had a clinical picture of a respiratory infection caused by SARS-CoV-2.
According to the statement released by the club that day, 66-year-old Jorge Jesus had seven negative tests for infection with the new coronavirus in the past two weeks. “Supplementary diagnostic tests (…) however showed typical infection behavior caused by the new coronavirus”.
Benfica welcomes Famalicão on Monday at 7pm in a game of the 18th round of the I Liga.