COVID-19: Four Black Stars players test positive after friendlies in Turkey

COVID-19: Four Black Stars players test positive after friendlies in Turkey

Four players from the Black Stars camp, including Jordan Ayew and Kassim Nuhu, have tested positive for Coronavirus after their friendlies against Mali and Qatar in Turkey. The others, Gideon Mensah and Bernard Mensah also returned positive tests after returning to their respective clubs.

Jordan Ayew


Jordan Pierre Ayew (age 29 years) is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Crystal Palace and the Ghana national team. 

Kassim Nuhu



Kasim Adams Nuhu (age 25 years) also known simply as Kasim, is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a centre back for German club 1899 Hoffenheim. 

Gideon Mensah


Gideon Mensah (age 22 years) is a Ghanaian footballer who plays for Portuguese club Vitória de Guimarães on loan from Red Bull Salzburg


Bernard Mensah


Bernard Mensah (age 26 years) is a Ghanaian footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Beşiktaş on loan from Kayserispor



Defender, Joseph Aidoo who has also reportedly tested positive, was omitted from Celta Vigo’s squad that lost Atletico Madrid on Saturday.

Trabzonspor’s Caleb Ekuban meanwhile, has been hospitalised after showing symptoms of the virus, although his initial test came back negative.

Aside the four confirmed players, Black Stars Management Committee member, Jones Abu Alhassan, who was a member of Ghana’s contingent to Turkey for the friendlies, has also tested positive.

We wish them speedy recovery

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