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  • Updated: October 19, 2020

Ghana Striker, Jordan Ayew Tests Positive For COVID-19

Ghana Striker, Jordan Ayew Tests Positive For COVID-19

Ghana striker, Jordan Ayew missed Crystal Palace's 1-1 draw at Selhurst Park Stadium against Brighton after testing positive for COVID-19 on his return from international duty.

AllNews understands that Jordan Ayew's test gave Michy Bashuayi an opportunity to start for Crystal Palace and could start in the next game against Fulham.

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The 29-year old African player tweeted on his account of his test result and was retweeted by the club Twitter account.

"Unfortunately he tested positive for Covid in our last test on Friday after going away with Ghana," Coach Roy Hodgson told reporters.

"Like several other Ghanaian players, I believe when they have gone back to their clubs (following international duty) they have tested positive.

"We have to follow guidelines before we can see him again."

Government guidelines state people who test positive must isolate for 10 days, with Ayew also required to return a negative test before joining training once more.

Michy Batshuayi started in attack for Palace and it was he who earned a 19th-minute penalty that Wilfried Zaha converted.

Palace could not hold on to their advantage, however, and Alexis Mac Allister equalized in the 90th minute.

"We got what we got today from the performance. In terms of our defending and shape I was very satisfied, just disappointed it didn't last another five minutes," Hodgson said.

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