CAF CL: Kotoko challenge claims that 11 team members ‘are Covid positive’ ahead of Hilal game
About 11 members of the Asante Kotoko contingent in Sudan for their CAF Champions League second leg against Al Hilal have tested positive for COVID-19.
However, Asante Kotoko are challenging the results on the premise that the tests have been tampered with.
Seven players, two technical team members and two management members are said to be the affected individuals.
They have since been sent to the team hotel from the stadium, Joy Sports sources say.
The following players are unavailable for the game, we can confirm, but it is not clear if they are the Covid positive cases:
Skipper Felix Annan, Kwadwo Opoku, Wahab Adams, Habib Mohammed, Latif Anabila, and Fabio Gama.
The team physio and physical trainer are not part of the list of Kotoko officials submitted for the match.
Although the Porcupine Warriors are challenging the results, they have presented a team for the game, which is expected to come off as planned.
Kotoko must overturn a 1-0 loss suffered at the Accra sports stadium on December 23, 2020, to qualify to the group stages of the competition.
Kickoff is 1300 GMT.