English Premier League side Crystal Palace have revealed that their striker Jordan Ayew has tested positive for coronavirus after playing for Ghana six days ago.
Ayew was left out the squad that drew 1-1 with Brighton in the M23 derby in the league on Sunday following widespread outbreak of the deadly disease among several Black Stars players that played in the recent friendlies.
Crystal Palace did not reveal the status of their important striker ahead the league match but the absence of their star player raised suspicions as he is a first choice player of the club.
Coach Roy Hodgson has now confirmed that the player contracted the deadly 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.”