Crystal Palace striker Jordan Ayew fine after testing positive for coronavirus

Published on: 18 October 2020

Ghana and Crystal Palace striker Jordan Ayew claims he is feeling fine and do not have any symptoms after testing positive for coronavirus.

Palace manager Roy Hodgson confirmed that Ayew has contracted the virus, having spent the international break with Ghana, and missed Sunday's 1-1 draw with Brighton.

Government guidelines state that he must self-isolate for 10 days and test negative before he can return to training.


"I don't know [when we'll have him back]," said Hodgson as quoted by the BBC.

"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."

Ayew's compatriots Bernard Mensah, Gideon Mensah, and Caleb Ekuban have also tested positive for coronavirus after returning to their club sides following international duty.