President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad, has announced that he has contracted COVID-19 on Friday 30th October 2020.
The CAF President made the announcement on his official Twitter handle saying “This morning I tested positive COVID-19. I have mild symptoms, but I’m fine. All the people encountered have been warned. For the moment in solitary confinement and for at least 10 days. Take care of yourself and yours.”
CAF have also sent out a statement revealing that all those who have come into contact with the President have been informed: “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.” the statement read
Ahmad arrived in Cairo on Wednesday 28th October 2020 with mild flu symptoms and submitted to the COVID-19 protocol. Friday 30th October 2020, the test results are positive. The President immediately self-isolate for at least the next 14 days at his hotel.
The 60-year-old Malagasy who took charge in 2017 recently submitted his candidacy to serve a second term in office when elections take place next March.
Ahmad has been formally entered into the race by Madagascar’s federation, as per CAF rules which require any candidate to be nominated by his own association.