Players and officials of Ashantigold will today, August 7 undergo Covid-19 tests as Ghana Premier League side plan to return to training ahead of the CAF Confederation Cup.
The Obuasi-based side are bracing themselves for a possible domestic football return in October as well as their adventure in the 2020/21 CAF Confederation Cup.
The test for the players and staff of the Obuasi based club has been scheduled for three days, starting from Friday, August 7, 2020.
The exercise will start with the playing body, who will start theirs on Friday, August 7 and finish on Saturday, August 8, 2020. This will be followed by the backroom staff whose turn has been slated for Wednesday, August 12.
Media reports on Wednesday suggested that four players of the Miners had been infected with Covid-19.
However, the Obuasi-based club released a statement urging all and sundry to disregard the rumours and treat it with the contempt it deserves.
The statement further said, the club’s players will undergo the Covid-19 test on Augst 7.
Below is the released by Ashantigold
“We would like to emphatically state that, none of our players and officials have tested positive for the Corona Virus.
The club’s screening exercise is scheduled to take place this week; results will only be known after players and officials have been tested. All contrary publications should therefore be disregarded and treated with the contempt it deserves.
The playing body is scheduled for a screening exercise on Friday, August 7 and Saturday, August 8. Whiles the entire back room staff would undergo testing on Wednesday, August 12, 2020.
This decision is necessitated by Management’s objective to prepare the team for a possible resumption of football activities in Ghana.
The screening exercise would be conducted by our medical team with the support of Kumasi Center for Collaborative Research and Tropical Medicine (KCCR).
The club successfully went through FIFA’s Pre-Competition Medical Assessment (PCMA) last month. It is therefore expected that these medical assessment procedures will inform Management’s decision and prepare the team ahead of the new season.”