India-based Ghanaian footballer Stephen Kwesi Mensah has been diagnosed with a life-threatening disease since March and now in a critical condition.
The Jaya Bakery defender is unable to travel back to Ghana due to the suspension of flights as a result of the coronavirus break.
Mensah wishes to return home and try other treatment.
Team manager Rafeeq P B has revealed the Ghanaian is currently staying at a flat in Kecheri, Thrissur, with five other African teammates.
''We are giving him medicines and food based on the advice of the doctor. However, given his critical condition, it is better for him to go back to his family,'' Rafeeq said.
''Overseas players, who mostly come from African countries like Liberia, Nigeria and Ghana to the state, are going through a difficult phase because of a lack of games.
''Many have also been unable to go home due to coronavirus fears.''
Mensah has been able to consult a doctor at the Lisie Hospital in Kochi recently thanks to arrangements by his club and the All Kerala Sevens Football Association.
He had also undergone treatment at the Government Medical College in Thrissur and two other private hospitals.