COVID hits Africa Cup of Nations squads

Algeria, Ivory Coast and Morocco, who are between the favourites for the Africa Cup of Nations, have been strike by COVID-19 just around a week just before the tournament kicks off in Cameroon.

The Ivorians claimed players arriving from Europe at their schooling camp in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, had tested constructive and been set into quarantine by neighborhood authorities.

They did not title the gamers nor state how long they will have to isolate but the relaxation of the squad would carry on with their instruction, a team statement on Thursday included.

Ivory Coastline have been preparing in Saudi Arabia given that Monday and are owing to remain till January 5, in advance of heading to Cameroon, the place they will compete in Group E versus Algeria, Equatorial Guinea and Sierra Leone.

Algeria previously this 7 days claimed forwards Youcef Belaili and defenders Mohamed Amine Tougai and Houcine Benyada had tested positive at their education camp in Qatar.

They will have to “notice the interval of quarantine expected by sanitary protocols right before re-signing up for the squad,” claimed the Algerian federation.

On Thursday, Spanish club Barcelona stated their Moroccan player Abdessamad Ezzalzouli experienced also examined beneficial, putting his participation at the finals in doubt.

Ezzalzouli is only expected to arrive at Morocco’s pre-event instruction camp next 7 days.

All players called up for the Cup of Nations but whose clubs are enjoying this weekend are permitted to stay at the golf equipment right up until Monday in a concession announced very last week by the Confederation of African Soccer.

Usually, gamers should be unveiled by their clubs to their respective national groups 14 days prior to the start of the event.

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