Ghanaian international and Crystal Palace forward, Jordan Ayew has tested positive for coronavirus just after playing for Ghana six days ago.
English side Crystal Palace made the revelation.
Jordan Ayew was left out of the squad that drew 1-1 with Brighton on Sunday.
The striker’s absence raised concerns which triggered the Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson to confirm that Jordan has contracted coronavirus while playing for Ghana during the friendlies against Mali and Qatar in Turkey.
“Unfortunately he (Ayew) tested positive for Covid in our last test on Friday,” Hodgson said after Sunday’s match.
“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.” Roy Hodgson.
The Ghana squad coronavirus cases reached five on Sunday after it became clear that Hoffenheim defender Kasim Adams has joined the growing number of players in the Ghana team that had contracted the virus.
Vitoria Guimaraes left-back Gideon Mensah, Spain-based defender Joseph Aidoo and Besiktas midfielder Bernard Mensah as well as Black Stars management committee member Jones Abu Alhassan were confirmed to have contracted the virus during the training camp in Turkey.