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Gideon Mensah to miss FC Bordeaux clash with Lens due to quarantine rules

Ghana defender Gideon Mensah risks missing Sunday’s French Ligue 1 fixture for new club FC Girondins Bordeaux due to quarantine rules.

The left-back joined the Black Stars during the September international break during which day opened their campaign in the African qualifiers to the 2022 Fifa World Cup at home to Ethiopia and away against South Africa – a COVID-19 high-risk country.

Unlike Stade Rennais’ Kamaldeen Sulemana who, because of quarantine issues related to returning from COVID-19 red-list countries, was barred from travelling to South Africa, Mensah had no impediments in his way as he even played full throttle in the 1-0 loss to the Bafana Bafana last Monday.

But French journalist Clement Carpentier has suggested the 23-year-old, together with Nigerian Samuel Kalu, are to go into quarantine by self-isolating for about 7 to 10 days.

This will make them skip, at least, Bordeaux’ home match with RC Lens.

Gideon Mensah joined Bordeaux this summer on loan from Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg.

He has played two games so far – 90 minutes on his debut against Angers and was substituted after halftime in the 4-0 thrashing by Nice just before the international break.


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