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Coronavirus: Ivory Coast’s Djidji gives update on Torino players’ test

18:29 GMT+4 18/03/2020
Koffi Djidji Torino
The Ivorian defender disclosed how he and his teammates are coping in Italy after being tested for Covid-19

Ivory Coast international Koffi Djidji has revealed that Torino players have all tested negative for coronavirus.

Djidji, like other Serie A players, is in self-isolation, with football in Italy suspended indefinitely to contain the spread of the pandemic.

“We stopped our training," Koffi told Calciomio. "Thank goodness we passed the test, and we are all in good health.

"We must respect the health regulations, like everyone else," he added. "As for physical preparation, we work hard every day.

“It’s not an easy time, but we can spend more time with our families, however, we can’t wait until we are back, and everything returns to normal.”

Following the suspension of Serie A and club training sessions, Djidji revealed that he and his teammates are remaining in regular contact on social media.

“We write every day in our group," he continued. "We're all fine and we feel safe.

"We face this with serenity because everything has to be done. We all have families with our children, who are also confined."

Before the 2019-20 Italian top flight season was suspended on March 9, Torino were on a seven-game losing streak across all competitions, with the Ivorian making 14 appearances so far this campaign.

The 27-year-old defender ack a difficult period as the world battle Covid-19, and he is looking forward to playing football soon.