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COVID -19 knocks out Ghana’s Jordan Ayew from Nigeria clash 



In the week of the epic clash with Nigeria, Ghana’s Black Stars have been dealt with another hefty blow as striker Jordan Ayew will be missing out of the match, after testing positive to COVID-19 at his club, Crystal Palace.

He was therefore sidelined from the squad that met Everton in the English FA Cup match at the weekend.

The Ghanaian forward trained with the squad on Saturday and was in the squad to face the toffees but has been excluded from the team.

According to reports the striker tested positive for COVID-19 that is why he has been excluded from the Crystal Palace squad.

The 30 year old last featured for the Palace in their drawn game against champions Manchester City- a game he came on as a substitute for Michael Olise on the 65th minute

He is expected to be named in the Ghana squad that will face Nigeria on the 24th March 2022 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium but may have to sit out the first leg with Spezia’s Emmanuel Gyasi a probable replacement.


Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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