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Crystal Palace forward Jordan Ayew tests positive for coronavirus

Jordan Ayew tests positive for coronavirus

Ghanaian and Crystal Palace forward Jordan Ayew has tested positive for coronavirus.

The club and the player confirmed the news on social media.

The 29-year-old returned a positive test on Friday, having spent the international break with Ghana, and missed Palace’s Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Brighton.

Ayew is undergoing a 10-day self-isolation in accordance with the guidelines set by the British government.

“I don’t know [when we’ll have him back],” Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson said.

“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.”

Another Black Stars player who has also tested positive for coronavirus is Bernard Mensah.

Mensah returned to his club, Besiktas infected with the COVID-19 after international duty.

Jordan Ayew has yet to get a goal this season but was Palace’s top scorer in 2019-20 with nine goals.

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