Ghana international, Jordan Ayew has tested positive for Coronavirus after Crystal Palace’s manager, Roy Hodgson confirmed the news on Sunday.
Hodgson revealed this to journalists following Palace’s 1-1 draw with Brighton in the Premier League.
Ayew, 29, did not make the team for the clash against Brighton and it seems his positive test for COVID-19 is the reason behind his omission from the team list.
Government guidelines state that he must self-isolate for 10 days and test negative before he can return to training.
“I don’t know [when we’ll have him back],” said Hodgson.
“We have to follow the relative government and Premier League guidelines before we see him again.
“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.”
In a tweet, Jordan confirmed that he had contracted the virus:
The striker becomes the sixth Ghanaian to contract the virus after the Black Stars’ friendlies games against Mali and Qatar.
Bernard Mensah, Gideon Mensah, Caleb Ekuban, Joseph Aidoo, and Kassim Nuhu, who were all part of the Ghana team, have tested positive since the friendlies.