CAF Champions League: Asante Kotoko challenge COVID-19 results in Sudan

BY: Bernard Neequaye
A line up of Asante Kotoko team
A line up of Asante Kotoko team

Ghanaian giants, Kumasi Asante Kotoko, are challenging COVID-19 results in the Sudan which states that seven of their players and other members of their delegation have tested positive.

The two-time African champions believe the COVID-19 test results of their players have been tampered with ahead of their CAF Champions League second leg encounter with Al Hilal in Omdurman on Wednesday.

There have been reports that Kotoko skipper Felix Annan, Kwadwo Opoku, Wahab Adams, Habib Mohammed, Latif Anabila and Fabio Gama will miss Wednesday afternoon’s clash due to their positive test results.

However, the Porcupine Warriors have made an official complaint to the match commissioner claiming the COVID-19 test results which were presented by Al Hilal officials have been tampered with.

In confirming the reports on Twitter, the club wrote, “Four officials and seven players are alleged to have tested positive for COVID-19 after the results that came in.

“The COVID-19 results was delivered by known officials of Al Hilal but suspiciously enough, the positive results clearly look different from the negative results.”

“The team has made an official complaint to the match commissioner as the COVID-19 results have clearly been tampered with,” the statement continued.

Kotoko are looking forward to overturn a 1-0 deficit they suffered in their first leg CAF Champions League encounter with Al Hilal when they clash with the Sudanese away from home.