The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) on Thursday confirmed that technical director Mahmoud Saad tested positive for the coronavirus.
The veteran tactician was announced COVID-19 positive after he had a meeting with Egyptian football coaches in Egypt.
This announcement is likely to jolt the federation's return-to-play plan after the country's prime minister Mostafa Madbooly announced that sporting activities might be allowed as from mid-June.
Football activities in the country have been halted since mid-March as the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases continue to rise.
Saad tested positive after he held a meeting with foreign-based Egyptian coaches who had jetted back into the country.
The EFA announced that Saad will undergo the medical protocol cited by the Ministry of Health and will take all the official measurements to face the virus.
In addition to that, EFA Chief Executive Walid El-Attar stated that all precautionary measures have been taken inside the association’s headquarters since the start of the pandemic.