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Onana and Kunde positive for Covid-19

ByRoborto Sykes

Oct 8, 2020

The second wave of Covid-19 does not spare the national teams in general, and African selections in particular. Gathered in the Netherlands, the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon are affected by the virus. According to the site 45 times2.com, two of the 23 summoned tested positive: Ajax Amsterdam goalkeeper, André Onana, and the Mainz midfielder, Pierre Kunde. The Dutch club, which had chosen to retain its other African internationals (the Moroccans Noussair Mazraoui and Zakaria Labyad, the Ghanaian Mohammed Kudus and the Burkinabé Lassina Traoré, editor’s note), had released its doorman, since Cameroon was meeting in the Netherlands. Placed in isolation, the two executives will not take part in the friendly against Japan, which is due to be played in Utrecht on Friday.

The two players are not the only ones to be unavailable for this reason : Dawa Tchakonte Kunde’s roommate (Valmiera FC, Latvia) was also quarantined as a “contact case”. same for me Nicolas Moumi Ngamaleu (Young Boys Berne), one of whose teammates at the Swiss club tested positive. If we add to these absences the injury packages of attackers Jean-Pierre Nsamé (Young Boys Berne) and Igantius Ganago (Lens), Toni Conceiçao’s men are at 17 before facing the Blue Samurai.