The entire Egypt national team squad has tested negative for Covid-19 ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final against Senegal.
As a precautionary measure, all participating nations must undergo a Covid-19 supervised by Confederation of African Football (CAF), 48 hours before any game.
The Egypt squad underwent the test on Friday and they all came back negative. However, this doesn’t mean that the Pharaohs will be in full force as right back Omar Kamal was suspended for the accumulation of yellow cards.
Egypt reached the AFCON final after beating hosts Cameroon 3-1 in the semi-final to book a spot in the final against Senegal. The Teranga Lions, on the other hand, had to beat Burkina Faso 3-1 to reach their third ever final.
The match is expected to be a very competitive and tense affair as it pits two of the best teams in the continent against each other and two of the best forwards in the world in Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
Senegal are aiming to win their first ever AFCON, after reaching the final three times, twice in the last three years. While Egypt will hope to win their first trophy since 2010 and their eighth overall.
The game is set to take place next Sunday, 6 February at 8pm Cairo local time at the Olembe Stadium in Yaounde.