The Acting Communications Director for Asante Kotoko, David Obeng Sekyere says the players who have tested positive to the COVID-19 are responding well to treatment.
Four players and four officials tested positive at the Kotoka International Airport, the club announced upon their arrival from their CAF Champions League trip to Sudan.
Asante Kotoko were unable to honour the second leg game against Al Hilal due to a spike in COVID-19 cases in the team’s camp.
The Porcupine Warriors failed to raise the minimum number of players needed to play the match, which led to the game being called off and subsequently Al Hilal declared winners of the tie per the CAF regulations.
David Obeng Sekyere in an interview gave an update on the current status of the players who have been isolated and responding to treatment.
Speaking in an interview he said, “We had some health issues at the airport so as we speak, the four players and four officials have been admitted and responding to treatment”.
Meanwhile, the club has been silent on the names of the players and management members to have tested positive from the public.
Kotoko secured a 2-0 win over Liberty Professionals in their matchday eight fixture played at the Accra Sports Stadium on Monday.
Brazilain import Fabio Gama made his first start in the Ghana Premier League for the Porcupine Warriors were he registered an assist and produce a master class for his side.
Kwame Poku scored a brace in the game to ensure Asante Kotoko record back to back wins in the ongoing season.
Asante Kotoko after their elimination from the CAF Champions League will face Algerian giants ES Setif in the CAF Confederation Cup play-off round.