Brandon Mechele was a notable absentee from the last training session of the Red Devils for the game against Iceland tonight. In the meantime, it has become apparent why: the Club Brugge defender passed a positive corona test last Sunday and had to leave the national selection immediately.
In recent days, the number of infections with the new corona virus in our country has increased again. And the sports world is not spared either. Last night, for example, it became apparent why Club Brugge defender Brandon Mechele did not train with the Red Devils yesterday: he passed a positive test.
Quarantine for at least a week
It was clear that something was wrong. Our national football team trained last night for the last time before playing its second international match tonight, against Iceland. And that is of course a training that you will not just miss.
In the meantime, both the Red Devils and Club Brugge have officially announced that Mechele has tested positive for the new corona virus. He now has to be quarantined for at least a week, and has therefore had to leave the Belgian selection.
That means that Brandon Mechele will miss tonight’s international match against Iceland, and Club Brugge’s game against Waasland-Beveren next Saturday.
Be more careful
“We deeply regret this and wish to emphasize that all Club players had passed a negative test before leaving for the national team,” Club Brugge said. That was also necessary, because the Red Devils naturally come into contact with each other.
“He has been in contact with the players. They have been on the bus together and on the plane together. The only thing we can do now is to be even more careful ”, RBFA spokesperson Stefan Van Loock told the Sporza editors.