An official communique from Asante Kotoko has confirmed that four players and officials have been put in isolation after testing positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) on arrival from the trip to Sudan.
The Ghana Premier League giants since Monday had been in Sudan where they were scheduled to play against Al Hilal Omdurman in a clash in the CAF Champions League.
Due to multiple players testing positive for the Covid-19, the game could not be honoured with CAF awarding the win to the Sudanese club.
Yesterday, the contingent of Asante Kotoko that traveled for the match safely arrived in Ghana at the Kotoko International Airport.
According to the club, Coronavirus tests conducted has seen four players and officials being put in isolation after their result came back positive.
“Four players and officials of Asante Kotoko tested positive got the COVID-19 upon out arrival at Kotoka International Airport yesterday. They are currently in isolation and are being treated by the COVID response team and supported by the Asante Kotoko medical team,” a press release from the Kumasi-based club has said today.
The statement continues, “It is however important to note that five players including Kwame Opoku and one official who were alleged to have tested positive from the first test in Sudan have all tested negative from subsequent two tests in the Military Hospital in Sudan and at the Kotoko international Airport.”
Meanwhile, players who tested negative for the virus have commenced training ahead of the Ghana Premier League match against Liberty Professionals.