Black Stars striker Jordan Ayew has tested positive for the coronavirus, Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has announced.
The Ghanaian International tested positive after test conducted by his club from his return from international duty with the Black Stars on Friday.
Jordan Ayew missed Crystal Palace’s 1-1 draw against Brighton at the Selhurst Park on Sunday as he is under quarantine.
“Unfortunately he tested positive for Covid in our last test on Friday,” Hodgson said.
“He’s been away with Ghana, which we weren’t exactly delighted to accept that he had to do. Like several other Ghanaian players I believe when they have gone back to their clubs they have tested positive.
“Now we have to follow the relative government and Premier League guidelines before we see him again. “I don’t know [when we’ll have him back]. Don’t ask me to stand here and explain all of the Premier League government guidelines when it comes to Covid.”
Jordan Ayew in a statement after testing positive said, “Sadly, I have tested positive for Covid-19 & have begun my quarantine in line with the health guidance. Thankfully, I am feeling fine & do not have any symptoms. I will be cheering the boys on from home & look forward to being back on the pitch soon”.
Sadly, I have tested positive for Covid-19 & have begun my quarantine in line with the health guidance.— Jordan Ayew (@jordan_ayew9) October 18, 2020
Thankfully, I am feeling fine & do not have any symptoms 🙏🏾
I will be cheering the boys on from home & look forward to being back on the pitch soon 💪🏽🔴🔵
Stay safe 🙌🏾♥️
Jordan Ayew becomes the sixth Black Stars player after Joseph Aidoo, Kassim Adams, Bernard Mensah, Caleb Ekuban and Gideon Mensah to test positive for Coronavirus after the Mali and Qatar clash
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