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CAF president Ahmad Ahmad discharged from hospital after recovering from COVID-19

CAF president Ahmad Ahmad was discharged from a Cairo hospital on Wednesday after recovering from COVID-19, the African governing body said.

“Now not contagious anymore, and with minimal risk of complications, the President of the Confederation of African Football left the hospital to return to his home in Cairo (Egypt),” CAF said in a statement.

“Doctors have prescribed at least 20 days of convalescence, during which he will have to limit his efforts in order to fully recover his energy.”

Ahmad tested positive for the highly-contagious virus on 30 October, two days after arriving in Cairo to attend a meeting of the CAF Emergency Committee to determine the fate of the Raja-Zamalek clash in the Champions League semi-final second leg, which was postponed twice.

The Malagasy-born 60-year-old has been in charge of CAF since 2017 when he replaced long-serving head Issa Hayatou.

Ahmad is hoping to win another term in office at CAF’s elective congress in March next year.

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