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Covid-19 Cases Rise In Guinea-Bissau Camp Ahead Of Sudan Clash

Guinea-Bissau have announced that the number of Covid-19 cases in their camp has risen to 10 ahead of their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Group D opener against Sudan on Tuesday.

On Thursday, Guinea-Bissau Football Association (FFGB) had reported one positive case from over 45 individuals tested in their camp in the city of Garoua in Cameroon.

The federation has now issued the following statement on Saturday providing an update regarding Covid-19 cases in Djurtus camp.

“According to the medical report sent to the national team’s medical team, the number of positive infections increased to 10, among players and members of technical bench,” reads the statement in part.

“Meanwhile, the result of seven more members of the delegation remains held by medical authorities.”

Guinea-Bissau has become the second team in the Group  D to be hit by the virus in the last 24hours after Egypt who were forced to cancel training on Friday.

The Pharaohs were forced to depart on Saturday leaving goalkeeper  Mohamed Abo Gabal and goalkeepers’ coach Essam El-Hadary after the tested positive yesterday.

The duo will join team later in Cameroon once they recover according to the Egypt Football Association statement.


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