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19.03.2020 Football News

Asante Kotoko Players To Test For Coronavirus

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Asante Kotoko Players To Test For Coronavirus
LISTEN MAR 19, 2020

Players of Asante Kotoko will for the deadly coronavirus disease when the team reconvene after a short break.

The 23 times Ghana Premier League champions are currently on a two weeks break following the suspension of the country's topflight football on Sunday in compliance to a directive by national president Nana Akufo-Addo.

The temporary suspension of the league was to help fight the spread of the coronavirus, also known as Covid-19, which has infected six persons in the West African nation so far.

“The initial two weeks break has been reviewed to one week but we’ve made the players aware that they will be tested for Covid-19 anytime they are called to resume training,” General Manager of the club, Nana Coker told OTEC FM.

“Every member of the team is aware of this exercise. But for now, no player is yet to be tested."

The coronavirus pandemic has ground a lot of football competitions in Africa to a halt, with the likes of Ghana, South Africa and Morocco suspending their national leagues.

Other nations elsewhere such as the USA, Spain, Germany, England, Italy and France have similarly postponed their championships.

Globally, over 194,021 people have been infected while 7864 deaths have been recorded so far.

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