The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has instructed that all matches involving Hearts of Oak be suspended due to an outbreak of “Influenza A subtype H3N2” among the players.
This comes after the club reported an unknown sickness that left them with only 16 players available for their game against Bibiani GoldStars in the midweek.
The GHS has recommended at least 7 days of no football activity for the last season league champions to enable it to assess the situation.
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The Phobians and Eleven Wonders game has been postponed by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) after the spread of a strange disease at the camp of Coach Samuel Boadu’s side.
“Our match against Eleven Wonders has been postponed following advice from the Ghana Health Service. According to the GHS, they are still investigating the cause of the illness that affected the Hearts of Oak team,” the club said in a statement.
Moreover, the GHS noted that it will be conducting random tests on players in other clubs in the Ghana Premier League to understand the length of the outbreak to ensure the safety of the football clubs.