Asante Kotoko communications director Obed Acheampong has debunked reports that midfielder Kwame Boateng is suffering from a serious illness suspected to be 'stroke'.
Reports on Thursday suggested that the 23-year-old, who has featured only once this season, may miss the club's remaining matches in the first round of the Ghana Premier League, since he will have to be in the treatment room for at least four months.
However, the club have denied such suggestions, revealing that Boahene even trained with the first team ahead of their weekend fixture.
"It's never true that Kwame Boahene is down with stroke or showing signs of such a sickness," Acheampong told Oyerepa FM.
"He only complained about unusual feeling in his ankle about some weeks ago and has been out a little over a week but the good news is that he is fully fit.
"He even trained with the first team for two hours on Thursday at the Adako Jachie training ground and can be part of the squad that will play our next game in the Ghana Premier League depending on the coach's decision," he said.
"Let's disregard all those rumours about him suffering from stroke because it is a fiction of one's imagination," he added.
Acheampong also pleaded with the premier league board to select competent referees for the Asante derby against Ashanti Gold at the Len Clay Sports Stadium on Sunday as it doubles as the top of the table clash.
"We are pleading with the powers to give us good referees who will be fair and firm on the day," he said.
"This is a top of the table clash and especially because officiating has been a major concern recently. We don't want any confusion as a result of a referee's mistakes so the right thing must be done," he said.
Ashanti Gold top the log with ten points while Kotoko are three points behind and occupy fourth place.