African football confederation head tests positive for coronavirus

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CAF head tests positive for coronavirus - President of the African football confederation CAF, Ahmad Ahmad, speaks during the 2019 CAF Awards ceremony at Albatros Citadel. Ahmad Ahmad, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and will self-isolate in Cairo for at least 14 days, according to a statement on Friday. - Ibrahim Youssef/dpa

The President of the African football confederation CAF, Ahmad Ahmad, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and will self-isolate in Cairo for at least 14 days, according to a statement on Friday.

"I have mild symptoms, but I’m well," he wrote on Twitter.

After arriving in Cairo on Wednesday, Ahmad showed "mild flu symptoms and submitted to the Covid-19 protocol." Test results came back positive on Friday, a statement by CAF said.

Ahmad was recently in Morocco attending the Confederation Cup final.

Those who have been in contact with him over the past seven days, including during his visit to Morocco, have been informed and requested to take the necessary measures, the statement added.