Ghanaian giants Hearts of Oak have confirmed some of their players and officials have tested positive for COVID-19.
The Phobians have been undergoing the mandatory test ahead of their CAF Champions League first-leg tie against Guinean club CI Kamsar.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) requires officials and playing taking part in CAF interclub competition must produce negative test results in order to play in either the CAF Champions League or the CAF Confederation Cup.
Hearts confirmed via their social media handles that a ‘few’ of their players and officials have tested positive for the virus and those affected are currently under isolation.
“The management of Accra Hearts of Oak is hereby notifying the club’s fan base and the general public that having carried out mandatory testing of it’s players and officials for COVID-19, a few of the members tested positive for the virus. Those affected are currently in isolation, though they are all asymptomatic and in good spirit.
We want to assure our supporters that this development will not hamper our preparation for the CAF Champions League. All the players and officials will be retested and even more stringent measures put in place to ensure no further spread of the virus.
We will once again take this opportunity to encourage everybody to observe the associated protocols at all times, as we continue to adjust to life with this deadly virus,” the club statement reads.
Hearts play guest to CI Kamsar on September 12 at the Stade de l’Amitié.