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Darwin Núñez and Arvin Appiah are already in Almería after long journeys home

The Uruguayan striker arrived on Friday afternoon and the English winger on Thursday after midnight

UD Almeria gave Darwin Núñez and Arvin Appian special dispensation to go back to their respective home countries after the League was suspended as a result of the outbreak of coronavirus. Both players have already landed in Almería safe and sound. The Uruguayan striker arrived in our city on Friday afternoon, while the English winger did so on Thursday after midnight. Authorities are requiring individuals to have a safe passage document when travelling between countries and the two players had theirs at the ready. 

Bear in mind that the Almeria squad are on the verge to return to training. Therefore, UD Almería have informed their players who had travelled abroad during the coronavirus crisis to be back at the club as Second Division teams work towards a gradual return to training. On this subject, their holiday entitlement set by the club with the players is coming to an end in next to no time. Neither Appiah nor Darwin Núñez had it easy to return to our city, especially the latter. 

In fact, the 22-year-old Uruguayan has had to caught four flights. The first one from Montevideo to São Paulo, in Brazil; the second from the Brazilian city to Frankfurt; the third from this German airport to Madrid. He finally arrived in Almeria from the capital city of Spain on a charter flight, the fourth and last one. 

As for Appiah, the 19-year-old winger travelled from London to Madrid. A vehicle managed by the club was waiting for him at the Adolfo Suárez airport to pick him up and take him back to our city, arriving in the wee hours of Friday morning. 

The two footballers are doing well and have been training at home in Uruguay and England, although now, they are due to undergo medical tests with the club's medical services, as well as the rest of their team-mates.