BREAKING: Asante Kotoko Champions League match with Al Hilal off

BY: Bernard Neequaye
Kotoko players line up
Kotoko players line up

The CAF Champions League second leg encounter between Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Al Hilal in Sudan has been canceled by authorities due to an incomplete number of Kotoko players due to COVID-19 test positive results.

Seven players and other match officials of Kotoko tested positive for COVID-19 but the Porcupine Warriors leadership protested suspecting the results were being tampered with.

Players such as skipper Felix Annan, Kwadwo Opoku, Wahab Adams, Habib Mohammed, Latif Anabila and Fabio Gama are reported to have tested positive for COVID-19 which makes it difficult for the club to raise a team for the match.

However, Kotoko registered their suspicions to the match commissioner, Mr Amir Abdi, to look into the matter before kick-off leading to the game has been placed on temporary halt as Kotoko await the delivery of a missing COVID-19 result of its players.

With Kotoko failing to raise enough players for the team, referee Luis Hakizimana canceled the match and submitted a report to the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Kotoko are hoping to overturn a 1-0 defeat at home to Al Hilal in the first leg encounter when they clash with the Sudanese side away from home

More to come….