Mr. Ahmad Ahmad, the President of the African Football Confederation (CAF) has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, according to a press release from the continental football body released today.
The press release states that Mr. Ahmad Ahmad showed mild flu-like symptoms during his arrival in Cairo, Egypt on October 28.
The President then took a COVID-19 screening test which confirmed that he had been infected.
The statement says that Mr. Ahmad immediately got himself quarantined at a hotel where he would be staying for a minimum of 14 days.
“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 Final- have been informed and invited to take the necessary measures,” CAF added.
Ahmad Ahmad was in Morocco on October 25, marking the final of the CAF Confederation Cup.
The CAF president was the one who presented the competition winners’ cup to Morocco’s Renaissance Sportive de Berkane, known as RS Berkane. The Moroccan side won the trophy after defeating Egyptian club, the Pyramids.
Ajhmad handed the cup to Berkane’s football players, and he was in the company of the Moroccan Minister of Sports and Culture Othmane El Ferdaous and the President of the Moroccan Royal Football Federation (FRMF) Fouzi Lekjaa, among others.
In addition to CAF’s Ahmad Ahmad, several other international sports figures and athletes have recently tested positive for COVID-19, including international football icon Cristiano Ronaldo.
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