Egypt Cancel Training, Delay Flight To Cameroon After Covid-19 Positive Cases On Camp

Soccer Football – 2018 World Cup Qualifications – Africa – Egypt vs Congo – Borg El Arab Stadium, Alexandria, Egypt – October 8, 2017 Egypt players pose for a team group photo REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh – RC1309E47240

Egypt’s departure for the Africa Cup of Nations has been postponed, and they have been forced to cancel training after coronavirus infections were discovered in their camp.

The Pharaohs, who have won the championship seven times in a row, were scheduled to fly to Cameroon on Friday, but will instead go to Cameroon on Saturday.

“We are living in unprecedented times. The more terrible the situation grows, the more united and powerful we become “Carlos Queiroz, the coach sent a tweet.

The Nations Cup kicks off on Sunday, with Egypt taking on Nigeria in their opening Group D encounter on Tuesday (16:00 GMT).

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The number of instances and names of individuals who tested positive has not been made public.

“Better we unite and focus on what we need to do to confront the problems,” Queiroz said in his statement.

“Dear Friends and Teammates, we all pray for your well-being and wish you a speedy recovery and return to our Team.”

Egypt is the most recent team to be hit by coronavirus infections ahead of the competition, with Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang among two Gabon players who tested positive for lateral flow tests on Thursday.

Guinea’s defender Mikael Dyrestam, midfielder Morlaye Sylla, and forward Seydouba Soumah were forced to leave their training facility in Rwanda.

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Cape Verde and its newcomers’ Several positive tests have been recorded this week in the Gambia, while Tunisia has also confirmed instances from their pre-tournament training.


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