Jordan Ayew, a player of Ghana’s national football team, will miss the 2022 World Cup qualifying playoffs against Nigeria after testing positive for coronavirus.
Ayew, a crucial player for both Ghana and Crystal Palace, was left out of Palace’s FA Cup quarter-final match against Everton at Selhurst Park on Sunday.
He was selected in the Palace team at first, but he was pulled after testing revealed he was HIV positive.
Players in the Premier League are supposed to self-isolate for ten days, however it is possible to come out of self-isolation after five days if they have two negative lateral flow tests separated by 24 hours.
According to that assessment, Ayew, 30, would most likely miss the Super Eagles’ two-legged tie.
Andre Ayew, his brother, will also be absent from the game owing to a ban.
The victor of the two-legged tie will be guaranteed a spot in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup.