Egyptian soccer star Mohamed Salah, Liverpool’s English striker, was infected with the new Coronavirus on the eve of the Pharaohs’ team match with Togo, according to what the Egyptian Federation announced Friday.
“The medical swab conducted on the mission of our first national football team showed that our international player, Mohamed Salah, the Liverpool star, was infected with the Coronavirus after his test was positive,” the federation said in a tweet on its Twitter account.
أظهرت المسحة الطبية التي أجريت علي بعثة منتخبنا الوطني الاول لكرة القدم إصابة لاعبنا الدولي محمد صلاح نجم ليفربول بفيروس كورونا بعدما جاءت مسحته إيجابية..رغم انه لايعاني من اَي أعراض..فيما جاءت مسحه باقي أعضاء الفريق سلبية pic.twitter.com/lPc4kHyT5L
— Egypt National Football Team (@Pharaohs) November 13, 2020
Egypt and Togo will meet on Saturday at Cairo International Stadium, in the third round of qualifying for the 2021 African Nations Cup and postponed to 2022 in Cameroon. The federation showed that Salah (28 years) does not suffer from any symptoms and that the results of the tests of the rest of the team were negative.
The player is currently subject to the medical protocol after the coordination of the national team doctor, Muhammad Abu Al-Ola, with Liverpool FC, and he was quarantined in his hotel room, and all those who had recently mixed with them, according to what the federation announced.
The Egyptian player will undergo more tests in the coming hours.
Salah had attended his brother Nasr’s wedding upon his arrival in Cairo on Monday to join the national team camp, according to photos circulating on social media. On Wednesday evening, he also attended a ceremony honoring him from the Egyptian Football Association, on the occasion of his team’s victory in the English Premier League last season.