Ahmad had presented Corona virus symptoms upon his arrival in Cairo Egypt on Wednesday, after which his samples were taken for a test.
Confederation of Africa Football office on Friday confirmed that Ahmad had indeed contracted the virus and was under self-isolation for fourteen days.
“All those who have come into contact with Mr. Ahmad over the past seven days especially during his trip to Morocco for the confederation Cup have been informed and requested to take the necessary measure, ” CAF communication director Alexandre Siewe said in the statement on Friday.
This comes two days after Ahmed announced his intention to run for a second term in office for the next four years.
“I accepted to be a candidate while listening to the presidents of the federation, around 46 of whom asked me after receiving my assessment of my initial mandate,” Ahmad told BBC Sport Africa.
“As I have previously announced, I said I would pursue a second mandate if the need was there.”
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