President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Ahmad Ahmad has tested positive for COVID-19, the African football governing body announced on its website on Friday.
Ahmad showed mild flu symptoms following his return to Cairo on Wednesday, after his recent trip to Morocco where he watched the Caf Confederation Cup final between Pyramids and RS Berkane on Sunday.
“After his arrival in Cairo on Wednesday October 28, Mr. Ahmad Ahmad, President of CAF, presented mild flu symptoms, and submitted to the Covid19 protocol,” read a statement released by CAF on Friday.
“Today, the test results are positive. The President immediately self-isolated for at least the next 14 days at his hotel,” the statement added.
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Ahmad has immediately started his 14-day quarantine at his hotel in the Egyptian capital, to contain the spread of the virus.
The CAF called all those who have come into contact with Ahmad over the past seven days, especially during his trip to Morocco for the Confederation Cup, to take the necessary measures.
Ahmad, who recently attended the final of the African Confederation Cup in Morocco, arrived in Cairo to attend the meeting of the CAF Emergencies Committee to determine the situation of the second leg of the African Champions League semi-final between Zamalek and Raja and the competiton’s final.