Black Stars Midfielder Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Besiktas midfielder Bernard Mensah has tested positive for coronavirus after returning from international duty with Ghana, the Turkish club confirmed on Wednesday after he rejoined them from Black Stars camp.

“The routine Covid-19 PCR test applied by our club on the return of our football player Bernard Mensah to the Ghana National Team camp where he was invited was positive.

Bernard Mensah’s follow-up and treatment process was initiated in accordance with the relevant protocols,” a statement by the club read.

Following the announcement, Mensah wrote on Twitter: “Hello everyone I am fine, I feel good. Don’t worry. Thanks for your support.”

He featured in the 3-0 defeat against Mali, however, was an unused substitute in the 5-1 victory over Qatar.

Ahead of the Mali game, it was confirmed that four players of the Eagles had tested positive for the virus.

A Black Stars management member, Jones Abu Alhassan is also reported to be self-isolating in Turkey after he tested positive.

Mensah joined Besiktas on loan in the summer transfer window from fellow Turkish side Kayserispor. He has one goal in four league appearances.

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