ANGOP - Angola Press News AgencyANGOP - Angola Press News Agency

Go to homepage



Home » News » Sports

Sat, 31 Oct 2020 11:42 - Updated Sat, 31 Oct 2020 11:42

Covid -19: CAF president tests positive

Luanda - According to the institution's website, the president of the African Football Confederation (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad, has tested positive for Covid-19.

Send by email

To share this news by email, fill out the information below and click Send


To report errors in the texts of articles published, fill out the information below and click Send

CAF logo

Photo: José Falso

The article published on Friday states that, after arriving in Cairo (Egypt), where the organization's headquarters is located, Ahmad presented mild flu symptoms and was submitted to the Covid -19 protocol.

With the positive result, Ahmad is quarantined, in his hotel, for at least 14 days.

CAF states that persons that had contact with him in the last seven days have been informed and asked to take the necessary measures.

Ahmad Ahmad of Madagascar was elected president of the African Football Confederation in March 2017, beating the Cameroonian Issa Hayatou in the elections, who led the organization since 1988.

It is recalled that on the 27th of this month, the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) announced that the organization's president, Gianni Infantino, is also infected with the new corona-virus.

In the end of this period, Gianni Infantino will undergo a new corona-virus test.

FIFA also clarifies that people who had direct contact with Infantino have already been informed of the situation, and advised to comply with the isolation and to be tested.

Tags Football  

Read also
  • 31/10/2020 11:25:54

    Football: Ary Papel confirmed in Egypt's Ismaily

    Luanda - Angolan offensive midfielder Ary Papel was confirmed Thursday at Ismaily in Egypt, for a three-season contract, according to the website "".

  • 29/10/2020 14:33:20

    MINJUD endorses candidate Norberto de Castro

    Luanda - The Ministry of Youth and Sports (MINJUD) decided in favour of candidate Norberto de Castro, whose list competing for elections in the Angolan Football Federation (FAF) was considered ineligible by the National Electoral Commission.

  • 28/10/2020 13:46:52

    FAF receives FIFA deadline

    Luanda - The Angolan Football Federation (FAF) has been notified by the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), to respond until Friday (30) to the accusations of irregularities in the electoral process for the 2020/24 term.