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Mendy In Doubt For Senegal Opener After Covid Positive

Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy could miss Senegal's initial round of the Africa Cup of Nations against Zimbabwe after he was among another gathering of players to test positive for Covid-19.

Mendy, commander Kalidou Koulibaly and forward Famara Diedhiou returned positive outcomes Saturday during required tests 48 hours in front of their competition opener, the Senegalese Football Federation said.

The triplet will be inaccessible for Senegal's first game in Bafoussam except if further tests return negative.

Senegal, Africa's highest level group, deferred their takeoff for the competition from Tuesday to Wednesday this week after three players and six staff individuals returned positive tests.

The crew left without the three players who were put in isolation.

Mendy flew out on a contracted stream to Dakar from Britain with Liverpool forward Sadio Mane. Photos showed the players sitting near one another on the plane without veils.

Stockpile and Gabon star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had to seclude at the group lodging subsequent to testing positive on Thursday, while Burkina Faso could be without up to five players when they start off the opposition again has Cameroon later on Sunday.

CAF has said groups should play on the off chance that they have no less than 11 players accessible. An outfield player will go in objective assuming that a group has no perceived goalkeeper.


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