CAF boss Ahmad released from Cairo hospital to continue Covid recovery in Madagascar

November 12 – CAF president Ahmad Ahmad has been released from hospital after recovering from Covid-19. 

On Wednesday, the Confederation of African Football confirmed that its supremo Ahmad has been discharged from the AS Salam International Hospital in Cairo where he had been under observation after testing positive for the coronavirus.

“The President of the Confederation of African Football, Mr Ahmad Ahmad, tested positive to Covid19 on October 30th. After a period of isolation and observation at the AS Salam International Hospital in Cairo (Egypt), doctors authorized him to leave this morning, November 11th,” read a statement from CAF.

“Now not contagious anymore, and with minimal risk of complications, the President of the Confederation of African Football left the hospital to return to his home in Cairo.”

“Doctors have prescribed at least 20 days of convalescence, during which he will have to limit his efforts in order to fully recover his energy.

Ahmad tweeted that he will return to his native Madagascar to complete his recovery.

He wrote on social media: “I will be leaving for Madagascar for a few days to finish my convalescence.”

At the end of last month, Ahmad tested positive for the coronavirus following his return from Morocco where he attended the Confederation Cup final between RS Berkane and Pyramids. He was the second top football administrator to test positive for Covid-19 after FIFA president Gianni Infantino also contracted the virus.

Ahmad tweeted: “This morning, I’ve been declared positive to #Covid19. I have mild symptoms, but I’m well. All the people I’ve been in contact with are prevented. I am now in isolation for 14 days at least.”

In October, the boss of African football declared his intention to stand for re-election in the CAF presidential elections. This week Mauritania’s Ahmed Yahya, Ivory Coast’s Jacques Anouma and South African mining magnate Patrice Motsepe all announced they want to run in the elections for the top job in African football.

Ahmad, a solid supporter of Infantino, is the subject of a long-standing FIFA Ethics investigation into multiple allegations of corruption and sexual harassment.

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