Asante Kotoko has been drawn against Algerian Entente Sportive Setifienne in the CAF Confederation Cup playoffs after failing to honour the second leg of their Champions League game against Sudanese Al Hilal.
Seven Kotoko players as well as five of their officials were reported to have tested positive to the deadly novel virus Coronavirus – leaving the club handicap of not being able to raise a team of 15 players to honour the game.
The Porcupine Warriors were deemed losers of the game according to CAF rules as Al Hilal advanced to the group stages of the competition.
This situation drops Kotoko to the second tier playoffs as they are paired with ES Setif.
The club has since lodged an official complaint to CAF over what they feel to be an intentional plan by Hilal go get most of their players test positive for the virus.
Their game against Setif comes off on February 14 in Ghana at the Accra Sports Stadium while the return leg kick off on February 21.
By: Kofi Amoah