OREANDA-NEWS. Dynamo Moscow's Russian Premier League clash at Krasnodar has been pushed back almost a month after three of their players including former Tottenham forward Clinton Njie tested positive for coronavirus. The match is part of the already troubled first round of fixtures since the pandemic shut down the league for three months.

According to the Russian football federation's statement following a meeting of its executive committee, "The match between Krasnodar and Dynamo Moscow will be played on July 19". Both clubs agreed with the decision to postpone the match. It is reported that July 19 will be a reserve date for matches of other clubs, if they get into a similar situation.

Cameroon international Njie, Burkino Faso midfielder Charles Kabore and Poland international Sebastian Szymanski tested positive for COVID-19, Dynamo said. It also being said that three players had been placed in a two-week quarantine under medical supervision.

The rest of the squad, coaches and staff have been confined to Dynamo's training center just outside Moscow since Saturday, the statement added.

On Friday fellow Russian Premier League Rostov outfit were thrashed 10:1 by Sochi after being forced to field a team of teenagers after six of their first-team squad tested positive for the virus.