Ghana Premier League side, Ashantigold SC will begin testing players and staff from Friday, August 7, 2020.
In a statement published on its website, the club indicated that the testing has been scheduled to take place in a space of three days.
The testing is in anticipation of the resumption of the Ghana Premier league October.
The testing will be done at by the club’s medical team in collaboration with the Kumasi Center for Collaborative Research and Tropical medicine (KCCR).
Meanwhile, the club has dispelled rumors that some of its players have tested positive for Coronavirus.
Find below the full statement from the Club:
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. 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.