André Onana, the Ajax goalkeeper has been tested positive for COVID-19. He is set to miss Cameroon’s friendly clash against Japan on Friday. Another COVID case was also spotted in Germany Under-21 squad.
André Onana set to miss the International duty
André Onana, the Cameroonian goalkeeper’s test results show that he is coronavirus positive. He was tested during Cameroon National team’s training camp in the Netherlands ahead of the friendly fixture against Japan at Stadion Galgenwaard in Utrecht.
Cameroon’s match against Japan is the match meant for the preparations ahead of their doubleheader against Mozambique in November for matchday 3 and 4 of 2022 Africa Cup Of Nations.
André Onana has now been sidelined and likely to be ruled out of the National squad to play against Japan at on October 9 if the reports are true.
The news was first broke out on social media by Cameroon sports site, CFOOT but the Dutch side, Ajax have not confirmed the news yet.
If the news which is floating is true, then André Onana could also miss a couple of games against Heerenveen in the league game and Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League Group Stage.
Check out the Tweet below:
🔴 André Onana a été testé positif au Coronavirus. 🦁🇨🇲
Le gardien de but de l’Ajax Amsterdam est forfait pour le match amical contre le Japon (45fois2) pic.twitter.com/TQW6zvfNf4
— CFOOT CAMEROUN (@cfootcameroun) October 8, 2020
African Internationals, Noussair Mazraoui, Zakaria Labyad (both Morocco), Mohammed Kudus (Ghana) and Lassina Traoré (Burkina Faso), who play for the Dutch side, Ajax have all been directed to stay put at Amsterdam.
The football clubs are bound to let go of the players on International duty. However, keeping the circumstances in mind, FIFA has allowed the clubs to keep their players at home if they visit countries facing a period of quarantine or self-isolation.
A German youngster tested positive in Under-21 squad
A player in the Germany U-21 squad has tested positive for coronavirus, ahead of their match against Moldova in Chisinau on Friday. It is a European Championship qualifier match and could be cancelled if the situation does not improve.
Earlier this week, Stefan Kuntz, the Germany U-21 coach gave his thoughts on the DFB association for dealing with the pandemic. He said, “I seldom feel as safe as I do at the DFB.”
The whole squad was tested negative upon their arrival. Then how and when the player came in contact with the virus is still unknown.
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