Ghanaian footballer contracts coronavirus in Russia

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On Thursday, Orenburg became the fourth Russian football club to be hit by coronavirus cases since the Russian league resumed last weekend

The club announced that eight staff had tested positive. The eight staff include six players and two backroom staff.

Further reports from indicates that Ghanaian striker, Joel Fameyeh is one of the Six players that tested positive for the deadly coronavirus that is ravaging the world.

According to club manager, Konstantin Paramonov, the entire squad tested negative before last weekend’s game against Lokomotiv Moscow.

The team was again tested at the airport after the match against Lokomotiv, with six players producing tests that came back positive, and Ghanaian striker Joel Fameyeh is believed to be one of the six players.

The club has announced that all eight coronavirus patients are currently in isolation, whiles the remaining squad is under the quarantine.

Orenburg’s game against high-flying Krasnodar which was was scheduled to take place on Saturday has been postponed.

Orenburg are currently battling relegation, they sit 15th on the league table with just 23 points from 23 matches.

Fameyeh joined Orenburg from Belarusian club FC Dinamo Brest on a 3 year deal for an undisclosed fee last summer.

He has so far featured in 20 games and scored 5 goals for the club this season.

The 23 year old has represented Ghana at the U-23 level, he has also represented the Local Black Stars. Fameyeh grabbed the headlines when he scored a brace against Ivory Coast in a CHAN qualifier in 2016.

Fameyeh played for Asokwa Deportivo and Wa All Stars in Ghana.

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