Striker Diawisie Taylor will miss today’s match between the Black Meteors of Ghana and Japan U-23s due to isolation for COVID-19 reasons, the Ghana Football Association has announced.
The initial COVID-19 result of the player conducted upon arrival at Narita Airport, Japan was inconclusive and hence he had to stay behind at the airport for further tests.
The player, like the rest of the travelling contingent, had received a negative COVID-19 PCR result per the specifications and requirements of Japanese health authorities in Ghana before enplaning to Japan.
However, upon further tests the player had to be isolated to go through the laid down protocols in Japan. Diawisie Taylor is currently being isolated in a hotel. He is his usual self, in good health and in high spirit. The Team is in constant communication with him as well as the officials of the Ghana Embassy in Japan, who have even provided him Ghanaian dishes.
Mr. Taylor has wished his colleagues the very best of luck for the match.
The rest of the Ghanaian Contingent have been undergoing COVID-19 tests every morning as required for the match with every member receiving Negative results each day.
The team continues to observe all the Covid-19 Protocols in Japan to the satisfaction of the Japan Football Association (JFA) and the country’s health authorities.
The Black Meteors will play against Japan’s U-24 team at the Best Denki Stadium Stadium in Fukuoka, Japan. Kickoff is at10:28 GMT.