Ahmad Ahmad, the president of the Confederation of African Football, CAF has tested positive for coronavirus.
He made the announcement via his Twitter page on Friday:
“This morning, I’ve been declared positive to Covid19. I have mild symptoms, but I’m well,”
According to the Press Release from the football body on Friday, after his arrival in Cairo on Wednesday, October 28, Mr. Ahmad Ahmad, presented mild flu symptoms, and submitted to the COVID-19 protocol. He tested positive on Friday.
A CAF press release said Ahmad, who arrived in Cairo on Wednesday, October 28, for the Confederation Cup final holding in Morroco on Sunday, presented mild flu symptoms.
He underwent a test on Thursday and it came back positive on Friday.
“The President (will) immediately self-isolate for at least the next 14 days at his hotel,” said the press release.
“All those who have come into contact with Mr. Ahmad over the past seven days – especially during his trip to Morocco for the Confederation Cup – have been informed and requested to take the necessary measures.”
This is coming on same day top rated footballer Cristiano Ronaldo tested negative for the virus after testing positive on several occasions.