Friday 16 October 2020
A source inside the Confederation of African Football (CAF) confirmed that Zamalek midfielder Ferjani Sassi was infected with the Corona virus, and would not have any impact on the team’s match in the African Champions League semi-finals scheduled for next Sunday.
The source said in his statements to “Yallakora” today, Friday: “The injury of one player in the team does not represent any problem at all to hold the match.”
He continued: “If there are at least 5 cases of injury in the team, then this is a problem. Otherwise, there is no problem at all.”
Earlier, a source in the African Union revealed to “Yallakora” that the clubs obtained the protocol in force in the African Champions League and the Confederation in light of Corona’s time and the procedures followed in each case. (See details)
The same source clarified that the final decision regarding establishing or postponing any club championship match will be in the hands of the Club Competitions Committee in the event that more than the permitted number appear among the players.
The analysis of the Corona virus, which Ferjani Sassi subjected to upon arrival in Morocco in order to join the team, revealed that he was infected with the Coronavirus, while Al-Abyad members conduct an analysis to verify their safety 48 hours before the Raja meeting, according to the system in force, the Confederation of African Football.
Zamalek will play Raja Casablanca, the first leg of the CAF Champions League semi-final, next Sunday in Casablanca.