GPL rocked by covid-19 as over 55 players test positive

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Ghanaian giants Hearts of Oak have recorded the highest number of COVID-19 positive cases after the first round of test ahead of the new season. 

Thirty-six players out of thirty-eight tested positive forcing their opening day game against Aduana Stars to be postponed.

Sixteen premier league clubs have undergone the COVID-19 testing and following the initial tests, Elmina Sharks who were engaged in a friendly with the Phobians have ten of their players also returning positive.

The number of positive test wont deter the start of the league, but it is likely Elmina Shark’s game against Ebusua Dwarfs will also be postponed.

All positive test are self isolating.

Meanwhile, the results of the test carried on Ashantigold and Aduana Stars players is still pending and Bechem United and Eleven Wonders are yet to undergo tests.

 Below is a breakdown of the COVID-19 cases in the GPL 

Hearts of Oak have 34 positive cases

Elmina Sharks have 10 cases

Dreams FC have 6 positive cases

Karela United have 2 positive cases

Legon Cities 1 positive case

Great Olympics 1 positive case

Medeama has 1 case

The rest of the clubs including Kotoko have not recorded any positive case yet.