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Black Meteors forward Diawise Taylor tests positive for Covid-19 Featured

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Diawise Taylor is currently isolating in Japan while his teammates get ready for today's match. 

Black Meteors forward Diawise Taylor is out of the friendly encounter with Japan after testing positive for Covid-19.

Taylor who is Ghana Premier League top scorer with 16 goals tested positive in Tokyo and is currently in isolation. 

The Ghana Football Association, in a statement, said the news has not dampened the striker's spirits. 

"The Ghana Football Association wishes to announce that Diawisie Taylor will miss today's match between the Ghana U24 team and their Japanese counterparts due to isolation for COVID-19 reasons," the statement read.

"The initial COVID-19 result of player Diawisie Taylor 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 Japan 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," added the FA.

Black Meteors will face Japan twice before travelling to Seoul to play South Korea, also two times. 

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