North Africa U20 Qualifier : Egypt Risk Missing Out
By Sampson Adedeji
Junior Pharaohs of Egypt are in danger of possibly not participating in North Africa U20 championship after 17 players and a coach, Rabe Yasin, tested positive for Coronavirus, BSNSports.com.ng reports
The Egyptian team arrived in Tunisia on 8 December amid preparations for the tournament that will be held from 15 to 28 December, the competition which also serves as qualifiers for the next year’s African Cup of Nations in Mauritania.
Amid the Coronavirus pandemic, Confederation of African Football (CAF) regulations allows teams to participate in the tournaments if they have a non-infected starting eleven alongside four other substitutes.
The Egyptian team are due to face their Tunisian counterpart in the second match on 18 December, before facing Algeria and Morocco respectively on 24 and 27 of the same month.