Ghana Premier League side Ashantigold to begin screening of players and staff for Covid-19 after reports suggesting six players have test positive for the pandemic.
Ashantigold have come out to deny those reports but will put players through screening to ascertain the status of their players, staff and technical team.
The club’s screening exercise is scheduled to take place this week; results will only be known after players and officials have been tested. All contrary publications should therefore be disregarded and treated with the contempt it deserves.
The playing body is scheduled for a screening exercise on Friday, August 7. Whiles the entire back room staff would undergo testing on Wednesday, August 12, 2020.
This decision is necessitated by Management’s objective to prepare the team for a possible resumption of football activities in Ghana.
The screening exercise would be conducted by our medical team with the support of Kumasi Center for Collaborative Research and Tropical Medicine (KCCR).
The club successfully went through FIFA’s Pre-Competition Medical Assessment (PCMA) last month. It is therefore expected that these medical assessment procedures will inform Management’s decision and prepare the team ahead of the new season.