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EXCLUSIVE: Ghana striker Caleb Ekuban’s second Covid-19 test is positive

Trabzonspor striker Caleb Ekuban has tested positive for coronavirus after a second round of test, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively report. 

The 26-year-old contracted the virus after Ghana’s international friendlies against Mali and Qatar early this month.

The Ghana international has been placed in isolation for the past two weeks.

Trabzonspor have since tested the player multiple times but have all turned out to be positive.

A second wave of testing has shown the Ghanaian still has the virus and will remain in quarantine for a couple of days.

But a second round of test has shown the Ghanaian still has the virus

The Ghana international was rushed to the hospital on  with signs of the disease but tests came out negative which reaasured the club but they excluded him from their squad.

However, results on the subsequent tests on Sunday have now come out that showing that Ekuban has been infected with the disease as his room-mate of Bernard Mensah of Bekistas had tested positive earlier.

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The Ghana star will not be able to play in upcoming matches against Fenerbahce and Kasımpasa.

Ekuban becomes the seventh Ghana person to be involved in the friendlies against Mali and Qatar to be now known to have caught the virus since the cases started spreading.

Ekuban, was a key suspect for the disease following his room mate Mensah’s positive test, was rushed to the hospital by medical doctors of Trabzonspor with 39 degrees temperature and fell ill with a fever which are key signs of the virus.

However, the tests on Ekuban came out negative and doctors, not leaving anything to chance, asked him to quarantine himself at home while he is monitored.

But the more tests have confirmed the worst fears of Trabzonspor over their key striker who has been scoring the goals.

Several clubs in Europe who had their players play in the two matches for Ghana during the international break are now racing to contact the Ghana FA over the cases while also carrying out their independent tests.

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