MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 29: James Odongo of Uganda is tackled by Sam Rainger (L) and Fabian Heimpel of Germany during the match between Germany and Uganda on Day 1 of the Rugby Oktoberfest 7s tournament at Olympiastadion on September 29, 2017 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Ugandan Rugby 7s national team player James Odongo has gone missing from the team camp which is currently in Monaco, France.
The national side flew to France on 12th June 2021 take part in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Repechage Qualification tournament from 18th-20th June, 2021 but were withdrawn from the competition after a number of the delegation tested positive for #Covid-19.
The Uganda Rugby Union has now learnt that Betway Kobs player James Odongo has gone missing from the hotel room where the team had been put under isolation as a measure to control the spread of #Covid-19.
“James travelled on 16th June 2021 and on arrival they had to undergo a compulsory isolation in the designated tournament hotel. On completion of self-isolation on Saturday 19th June 2021, they were to undergo another #Covid-19 test at the venue outside the hotel, Odongo James did not turn up for the test and when the members returned to the hotel, he wasn’t in his room or hotel complex,” the communique released by URU reads in the part.
It is said that Odongo disappeared with all his travel documents including a valid Visa that expires on 26th June 2021.