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* Gideon Mensah to ‘isolate’ after return from Black Stars duty

Ghana international Gideon Mensah has been asked to self-isolate for a minimum of seven days after traveling with the Black Stars to play South Africa in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier.

He will be absent when his club side Bordeaux takes on Lens on Sunday, in the French Ligue 1.

The former West African Football Academy (WAFA) SC graduate came to Ghana for the opening two 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and will now have to quarantine for 7 to 10 days due to the traveling restrictions in France concerning people who arrive in the country after visiting South Africa.

With South Africa in France and UK’s COVID-19 red list countries, all of Ghana’s England-based players did not travel for the game following the 1-0 win against Ethiopia in Accra, with other clubs including Ligue 1 side Rennes, recalling their winger Kamaldeen Sulemana.

But Mensah, who sat on the bench during the Ethiopia game, played full throttle in the defeat to the Bafana Bafana after taking the place of the absent Reading defender Baba Rahman.

The 23-year-old has been in fine form for Bordeaux since sealing a loan move from Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg playing two two matches for the Mauves and Whites.

He is likely to return to action on the following matchday if he is declared Covid-19 negative after the quarantine period.

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