KUALA LUMPUR, March 23 (Bernama) -- Despite living far away from his family, national Under-22 (U-22) striker Muhammad Hadi Fayyadh Abdul Razak is keeping himself safe and healthy in the face of COVID-19 threat in Japan.
The 20-year-old who is currently enjoying his second season with Japanese Professional League (J-League) division two team, Fagiano Okayama, admitted that he has to take precautionary measures during the league's postponement since Feb 25.
The former Johor Darul Ta'zim II (JDT II) player said he had to limit his movements due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19 although he was told that there were no COVID-19 cases reported in Okayama province.
"I'm still in Japan and Alhamdulillah, I'm in good health, since there's no COVID-19 case here (Okayama).
"However, I'm worried about the pandemic around the world. I try to stay home and will only go out when necessary. I also avoid going to crowded areas for fear of getting infected," he told Bernama via WhatsApp today.
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A total of 1,101 cases of COVID-19 infection with 41 deaths were reported in Japan to date.
Just like other footballers around the world, who were affected with no football activities, Muhammad Hadi Fayyadh continues his training session at home.
Besides being able to fill his time, it is a way to keep his fitness level in his attempt to claim a spot in the team's first eleven as he was not fielded last season due to groin injury.
Muhammad Hadi Fayyadh joined Fagiano Okayama for a year in December 2018 and signed an extension contract with the team for another year until December.
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