Fattouh said to the official website of Zamalek: “I was exposed to a health problem two days ago, which was a cold and very high temperature, and I did not participate in the training of the national team yesterday and today.”
He explained, “I underwent two tests to detect the Corona virus to reassure, and their results were negative.”
And he continued, “I will get a rest in the coming days until I recover, and I will attend the Zamalek training session after my recovery.”
And the technical staff of the Egyptian national team, Abdullah Gomaa, the left back of Zamalek, has summoned to join the list that travels to the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, tomorrow, Tuesday.
This decision came, according to an official statement from the Football Association, after his colleague, Ahmed Fattouh, was exposed to “a health problem with a high temperature and was subjected to medical observation under the supervision of Dr. Muhammad Abu Al-Ela despite the negative survey.”
The Football Association stated, “The technical staff preferred to thank the player due to the lack of time and the connection of the national team to two matches against Kenya and Comoros, and the player’s need for several days to rest and recover.”
He concluded, “It is worth noting that the player did not participate in the training of the national team yesterday, Sunday, at the beginning of the gathering, after isolating the player in his room, hoping to recover from the cold that he suffered before the start of the camp.”
Jumaa has 4 international matches with the Egyptian national team.
The Egyptian national team is preparing to meet Kenya and Comoros on March 25 and 29 in the 2021 African Nations Cup qualifiers.
Egypt leads Group G with eight points, on goal difference, from the Comoros, followed by Kenya with three points, and then Togo with one point.