AshantiGold have issued a statement stating that none of its players and officials have tested positive for Covid-19 contrary to reports.
Media reports on Wednesday suggested that four players of the Miners had been infected with Covid-19.
However, the Obuasi-based club have 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 are yet to undergo the Covid-19 test.
“We would like to emphatically state that, none of our players and officials have tested positive for the novel 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.”