Champions League: Kotoko declared winners against FC Nouadibou without kicking ball [ARTICLE]

Asante Kotoko were held to a 1-1 draw last week draw last week against FC Nouadibou in Mauritania and the second leg which was scheduled for Saturday 5th December at the Accra Sports Stadium was postponed due to medical reasons

Two players of FC Noadhibou were positive after a second COVID-19 test and had to be removed from their squad.

This meant the Mauritanian side, who travelled with 16 players, were left with 14 for the tie but the competition states a team with more than 14 players can start a match.

After hours of deliberation, the Match Commissioner, walked Kotoko onto the pitch to be officially declared winners.

The match was originally fixed for Saturday, December 5, 2020 but had to be postponed due to the test results of the two FC Noadhibou who were positive.

They challenged the test results and asked for a second one the following day (Sunday) to authenticate it.

The first leg tie ended 1-1 at the Stade Municipal de Nouadhibou last week.

The Porcupine Warriors will now face Sudanese side Al Hilal in the final qualifying round.

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