DBasia.news – West Ham United get bad news that comes from within the club. The Hammers announced the manager, David Moyes, and two players were infected with COVID-19.
The club received information regarding the positivity of the three team members when preparing to host Hull City in the third round of the Premier League Cup on Wednesday (23/9/2020) in the morning WIB. The match against the League One team was successfully won by West Ham with a score of 5-1.
Apart from Moyes, two positive players are 23-year-old defender Issa Diop and 24-year-old midfielder Josh Cullen. The three of them show no symptoms and will then be asked to self-isolate.
“The manager and the two players immediately left the stadium and have returned home,” said a club statement as quoted by the BBC.
This situation adds to the challenge for West Ham, who started their Premier League campaign this season with defeats in the first two games. The London club were beaten 0-2 by Newcastle United and 1-2 from Arsenal.
Those results made David Moyes the seed for the first sack of the season. The situation does not help him because he is now unable to accompany the team for at least 10 days.
“At 6:20 p.m. we suddenly got information from our doctor and head of physiotherapy that there were three positive tests: the manager and two players. We have made contact so far because we are in the same area of the stadium as David, “said Assistant Moyes, Alan Irvine, who led the team against Hull.
“We were at the stadium two hours before the match. We were shocked by the news, we have had so many tests before and none have been positive. But we have been very adherent to the protocol from the start, the medical team is very aware of what is going on and we follow all the protocols, and now we will, “he continued.
The news had made Hull consult with the organizers of the Premier League Cup tournament about the continuation of the match. But the third division team was satisfied with the way West Ham followed the rules and protocol, so the game continued.
Previously, the Leyton Orient vs Tottenham Hotspur duel was delayed due to a positive case of the corona virus. Several Leyton players are known to have contracted the virus.
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