SA cricketer tests positive for coronavirus after previously contracting Guillain-Barre syndrome, TB

2020-05-07 13:38
Solo Nqweni (Gallo)
Solo Nqweni (Gallo)

Warriors cricketer Solo Nqweni, who was hospitalised in Scotland last year after contracting Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), says he has now tested positive for the coronavirus

The shocking news was revealed by the 26-year-old on his Twitter account on Thursday.  

"So last year I got GBS, and have been battling this disease for the past 10 months and I’m only half way through my recovery," Nqweni wrote.

"I got TB, my liver failed and my kidney failed. Now today I tested positive for coronavirus. I don’t understand why all of this is happening to me. Honestly."

After he was confirmed to have contracted GBS, a rare disorder in which the body's immune system attacks the nervous system, the Proteas pulled together and donated R50 000 to Nqweni's medical expenses. 

Nqweni has played 36 first-class matches for Eastern Province since 2012.

- Compiled by Sport24 staff

Read more on:    solo nqweni  |  cricket  |  coronavirus


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Who will win the upcoming India v Proteas three-match ODI series?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.