Jordan Ayew tests positive for COVID-19

Black Stars and Crystal Palace striker Jordan Ayew has tested positive for coronavirus.

As a result, he could not play in the 1-1 draw with Brighton Hove Albion on Sunday.

His manager Mr Roy Hodgson confirmed the news on Sunday October 18.

Jordan later tweeted that “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. Stay safe.”


His case brings the number of Black Stars players who have tested positive for the virus after Ghana’s friendly games with  Mali and Qatar last week to three.

Twenty two year-old Black Stars player, Gideon Mensah also tested positive for coronavirus.

His club Vitoria Guimaraes in Portugal confirmed the news on Friday October 16.

Similarly, Bernard Mensah also a black Stars player tested positive for the virus after the friendlies.

Prior to the Mali game, it had been confirmed that four players of the Eagles had tested positive for the virus.

Reports also indicate that a Black Stars management member, Jones Abu Alhassan is in self-isolation in Turkey after he also tested positive.

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By Laud Nartey||Ghana