Big Blow for Al Ahly as duo test positive for COVID-19

The medical team of Cairo giants Al Ahly have confirmed on Monday that the first team’s duo Mohamed Mahmoud and Mostafa Shobier have both tested positive for COVID-19 after the team underwent collective testing on Sunday.

Al Ahly are preparing for the second leg clash against Mamelodi Sundowns in the CAF Champions League quarterfinal after their first leg success with an important 2-0 win on Saturday.

The Red Devils have lost Mohamed Mahmoud whose COVID-19 test returned a positive result. Mahmoud has been facing unfortunate events since joining Al Ahly in January 2019, as he tore his Anterior Cruciate Ligament twice and was reduced to only two appearances in two years.

In the same context, Al Ahly’s young goalkeeper Mostafa Shobier has also showed some suspicious symptoms on Sunday evening and underwent a swab test immediately which proved a positive result, for the 21-year-old goalkeeper to miss Al Ahly’s trip to Johannesburg.

Al Ahly’s medical team chief Mohamed Shawky stated that Mahmoud showed some improvement in the past few hours and is expected to undergo a new test in 48 hours.

Pitso Mosimane’s men will face Sundowns on Saturday, May 22 while possessing a 2-0 home advantage. ©

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