Ghanaian duo David Accam and Abu Danladi will not be participating in the MLS is Back tournament after their Club Nashville SC was withdrawn due to Coronavirus fears.
Nashville were handed an MLS status after excelling in the USL last season.
However the Club will have to wait a little longer to have a taste of the Major League Soccer after authorities expelled them from the competition.
Players of Nashville have constantly being testing positive for Coronavirus raising massive fears.
As a result, the Club have been withdrawn in the interest of its players, technical stuff as well as other participating teams in the MLS.
“Nashville Soccer Club in conjunction with Major League Soccer announced today that the club will withdraw its participation in the MLS Is Back Tournament due to positive COVID-19 cases among its players,”a Club statement read.
“Nashville SC arrived in Orlando, Fla. on July 3, having taken all the necessary steps and following all the mandated protocols established by the league as well as local and national health authorities to minimize the risk and exposure to the virus. Despite the precautions, one player tested positive upon arrival at the host hotel, and another eight Nashville SC players tested positive upon a few days of arrival.
“Following daily testing of players and staff during the past nine days, it was determined that the club would not be medically cleared to get sufficient training before their next match. As a result, it was decided that it would be in the best interest of the health and safety of the players, the staff and the rest of the league that Nashville SC does not participate in the tournament.”
Accam,29, was signed in January from Columbus Crew with Abu Danladi also joining from Minnesota United.