Less than two days after participating in Senegal’s narrow win against Zimbabwe (1-0) at 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, the PSG midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye has tested positive for the coronavirus, the Senegal Football Federation announced on Wednesday.
Senegal must deal with several cases of Covid-19 in its workforce for the start of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. Already deprived of Kalidou Koulibaly and Edouard Mendy, still in isolation, the selection of Aliou Cissé will have to do without the services of two additional players, namely left back Fodé Ballo Touré and PSG midfielder Idrissa Gueye.
The Senegalese Federation announced this Wednesday that the latest Covid tests of the two players were found to be positive. They will remain in solitary confinement for the next few days and have already withdrawn from the Téranga Lions’ next game against Guinea this Friday.
Gueye and Ballo-Touré were in the entire draw against Zimbabwe on Monday (1-0) for their opening match into the competition.
This is not the first time that Idrissa Gueye has been affected by the coronavirus. Last August, just before the Champions Trophy with PSG against Lille, the former Everton player had to withdraw from the field for a while after testing positive. This Wednesday, the Federation does not detail any symptoms.
On the other hand, Senegal can count on the returns of Nampalys Mendy, Pape Matar Sarr and Saliou Ciss. All three players resumed training on Wednesday.