Footballer sleeps in airport for 74 days due to coronavirus lockdown – Latest News

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Three days later Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a nationwide lockdown of at least 21 days, which meant all international arrivals and departures were cancelled.

Randy Juan Muller flew to India back in November after agreeing a six month contract with Kerala’s ORPC Sports Club, but booked to fly home on March 30 and subsequently took a train to Mumbai.

Ghanaian footballer Randy Juan Muller spent 74 days at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in India while waiting for international flights to resume after the country’s coronavirus lockdown

Randy Juan Muller was helped out by staff at the airport

Ghanaian footballer Randy Juan Muller remained in the airport hoping for good news

A Ghanaian footballer spent 74 days in an Indian airport due to the country’s coronavirus lockdown.

As reported by CNN travel, the 23-year-old said: “I heard about the possibility of a lockdown in India … so I came to Mumbai to stay in a dormitory so I wouldn’t miss my flight.

Muller then stayed at the airport but the lockdown kept being extended, despite asking the Ghanaian Consulate in Mumbai for help.

He then added: ”I never got worried because I knew one day I’d get home. I tried to stay strong and motivated …There are things in life you can never change.”

“I didn’t know anyone (in Mumbai) so I saw some policemen and told them my story. They told me to go to the airport.”

“When he arrived in Mumbai on March 21, however, he was low on cash and struggled to find a room.

Despite his football contract coming to an end, Muller has admitted that he may return to India after leaving.

A short while after Muller was taken from the airport to a hotel, where he will remain until flights have resumed.

Muller began to use Twitter to try and get some assistance, and his efforts were spotted by a local journalist who got in contact with the state’s tourism and environment minister Aaditya Thackeray, who also has the role of president in the Mumbai District Football Association.

He said: “I left home to feed home,” he says. “If I got another contract, I would love to come back.”

Randy Juan Muller was helped out by staff at the airport

Ghanaian footballer Randy Juan Muller remained in the airport hoping for good news

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