A Ugandan missing athlete in Japan on July 16, after missing the qualifiers for the Tokyo tournament, was spotted by CCTV at Nagoya station in central Japan, the Kyodo news agency reported on Monday referring to police.
Uganda’s Olympic delegation said on Friday that Julius Ssekitoleko had been registered as missing at a team training camp in Izumisano, about 200 kilometers southwest of Nagoya.
The police are looking for him.
Kyodo referred to Izumisano officials as saying that the player left a note at his hotel saying he wanted to work in Japan before buying train tickets in Nagoya.
Beatrice Ayikoru, head of the Ugandan delegation, said the 20-year-old should return home on Tuesday, adding that the team would support officials in the investigation.
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The Ugandan team arrived in Japan in June but started training two weeks ago. This is because they tested positive twice for coronavirus even though each group was vaccinated.