Ghanaian giants Hearts of Oak have confirmed that some of their players and officials have tested positive for COVID-19.
The Phobians underwent the mandatory test before the first leg of the CAF Champions League against the Guinean club CI Kamsar.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) requires officials and players participating in CAF Interclub competitions to test negative results in order to play in either the CAF Champions League or the CAF Confederation Cup.
Hearts confirmed through their social media addresses that some of their players and officials have tested positive for the virus and those affected are currently in isolation.
“Accra Hearts of Oak management is hereby announcing to the club’s fan base and the public that some of its members have tested positive for the virus after mandatory testing of their players and officials for COVID-19. Those affected are currently in isolation, but are all asymptomatic and in a good mood. We would like to assure our fans that this development will not hinder our preparation for the CAF Champions League. All players and officials will be retested and even stricter measures will be taken to ensure the virus does not spread any further.
We will take this opportunity again to encourage everyone to comply with the associated protocols at all times while we continue to prepare for life with this deadly virus, ”the club statement said.
Hearts will play on September 12th at the Stade de l’Amitié as guests of CI Kamsar.
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