We Suspect Foul Play In Our Tests And We Can't Accept The COVID-19 Results - Burkinabè Football Federation

We Suspect Foul Play In Our Tests And We Can’t Accept The COVID-19 Results – Burkinabè Football Federation

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Burkina Faso has vowed to boycott the Africa Cup of Nations opener against hosts Cameroon on Sunday unless the Covid-19 tests are redone by independent experts in the presence of their medical team. We Suspect Foul Play In Our Tests And We Can’t Accept The COVID-19 Results – Burkinabè Football Federation.

In the lead-up to Sunday’s opener against hosts Cameroon, about five players and coach Kamou Malo tested positive on Saturday.

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The Burkinabè Football Federation, in a protest letter to CAF, stated that they suspect manipulation in the tests conducted earlier on Saturday night, which revealed that nine members, including five players and the head coach, tested positive.

Senegal, Gabon, Burkina Faso, Malawi, Cape Verde, Tunisia, and The Gambia have all been afflicted by the virus, making it one of the biggest concerns of the continental soccer tournament.

CAF had allowed participating teams to boost their player numbers from 23 to 28 to ensure that there would be substitutes in the event of a Covid-19 positive case.

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“We cannot be told at the eve of the game that they (players) are positive. This is unacceptable,” Sanou said, adding that: “Officials need to think and bring a transparent team from CAF to come and conduct the tests so that we will be sure the players will not participate in the match.”

Skipper Bertrand Traore has deplored as “a scandal” coronavirus testing procedures at the Africa Cup of Nations. The Aston Villa forward told a press conference in Yaounde on Saturday: “It’s a scandal, we cannot be deprived of first-team players 24 hours before the match.”

Traore said: “The authorities must review the organisation. We cannot accept this decision. We can redo tests of our positive players.”

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