President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Ahmad Ahmad has tested positive for COVID-19, the African football governing body announced on its website on Friday.
“After his arrival in Cairo on Wednesday October 28, Mr. Ahmad Ahmad, President of CAF, presented mild flu symptoms, and submitted to the Covid19 protocol,” read a statement released by CAF on Friday.
“Today, the test results are positive. The President immediately self-isolated for at least the next 14 days at his hotel,” the statement added.
The CAF called all those who have come into contact with Ahmad over the past seven days, especially during his trip to Morocco for the Confederation Cup, to take the necessary measures.
The 60-year-old has been in charge of the Confederation of African Football since 2017 when he replaced Issa Hayatou in his post.
The Malagasy FA former boss has stepped up his interest in running for the CAF presidency election next year.