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07.01.2021 Football News

Covid-19: Kotoko suspect 'foul play' after 7 players and 4 officials tested positive in Sudan

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
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LISTEN JAN 7, 2021
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Asante Kotoko’s CAF Champions League game against Al-Hilal in Sudan has been called off after seven players and four officials tested positive for Covid-19.

The Ghana Premier League powerhouse were in Sudan to play the return fixture of their CAF Champions League game, after falling to a 0-1 defeat at home to Al-Hilal.

However, a mandatory Covid-19 test conducted before the match, however, returned seven players and four officials have tested positive.

The Ghanaian outfit remain highly suspicious of the test results released by the Sudanese officials.

In a tweet, Kotoko said: “Al Hilal vrs Asante Kotoko Game called off as we await CAF decision. Asante Kotoko has officially petitioned CAF on the overwhelming anomalies [associated] with our covid 19 results”.

Kotoko insist that the Covid-19 results have been tampered with, adding that the “positive results clearly look different from the Negative results.”

The Ghanaian outfit is, however “at the stadium to present a team” to compete, a club notice asserts, awaiting a response from CAF.

Meanwhile, Kotoko have threatened to petition the Court of Arbitration for Sports [CAS] should they be disqualified from the competition due to the Covid-19 irregularities.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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