Ayub Khalifah: National U17 head coach tests positive for COVID-19

Uganda U17 girls national team head coach Ayub Khalifah Kiyinji has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The coach has revealed that he is now self-isolating away from the rest of the team as he undergoes treatment for the virus.

“I have on Thursday, October 8, 2020, tested positive for COVID -19,” Khalifah said.

“I am now in self-isolation from the camp for a period as guided by the health officials for better medication and recovery,” added.

Khalifah who is understood to be in mild condition said that he will continue to monitor the team’s progress online.

“While I am away, I will help conduct some sessions with my technical team for the players online as we continue with preparations for the FIFA U17 World cup Qualifier with Cameroon,” the coach added.

Khalifah has been in camp with the rest of the Uganda U17 national team at the Cranes Paradise Hotel in Kisaasi since the team convened for residential training on Monday this week.

The team is in preparation for the upcoming FIFA U17 Women World Cup qualifier against Cameroon.

Uganda will host Cameroon in the first leg at the end of the month on October 31, in Kampala before the return leg two weeks later in Cameroon.

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