CAF President Ahmad Ahmad Has Tested Positive For COVID-19

Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad Ahmad is now the latest senior global football figure to test positive for COVID-19 days after his FIFA counterpart Gianni Infantino.

“This morning I’ve been declared positive to COVID-19,” Ahmad said in a brief statement. “I have mild symptoms, but I’m well. I am now in isolation for 14 days at least.”

Infantino made a similar revelation on Tuesday and is self-isolating for 10 days, according to FIFA.

The Malagasy-born Ahmad is hoping to retain his position as CAF president at their elective congress in March.

His first tenure, however, has been marked by corruption allegations and an official complaint to FIFA’s ethics committee over his conduct.

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The 60-year-old denies any wrongdoing.

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Efe Bridget is a writer at GoalBall. She is a graduate of Mass Communication with 12 years of experience working with reputable publications.