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BREAKING NEWS: Hearts of Oak players and officials test positive for Coronavirus ahead of CAF Champions League game against CI Kamsar Featured

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Accra Hearts of Oak have suffered a massive blow ahead of the 2021/22 CAF Champions League preliminary round as some players and officials have tested positive for Coronavirus.

Ghana's sole representative of the CAF Champions League, Hearts of Oak has announced that some players and officials have contracted the deadly virus ahead of their all-important fixture against CI Kamsar of Guinea.

According to the club, the players and officials who have tested positive for the virus have been isolated from the team's activities for the next fourteen (14) days.
The club's official statement reads "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."
Hearts of Oak commenced preparations for the CAF Champions League preliminary round game against CI Kamsar earlier this week.
The Guineans will host the first leg of the tie on 10-12 September 2021 in Conakry before the second leg in Accra on 17-19 September.
Hearts of Oak who clinched the domestic double are making a return to the continental stage after a six-year absence from CAF Inter-club competitions.
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