The president of the Confederation of African Football Ahmad Ahmad learned on Friday that he had tested positive for Covid-19, he said on his Twitter account.
“This morning, I’ve been declared positive to #Covid19. I have mild symptoms, but I’m well,” he wrote.
A CAF press release said Ahmad, who had been in Morocco for the Confederation Cup final on Sunday, had arrived in Cairo on Wednesday and started to present mild flu symptoms. He underwent a test on Thursday which 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.”