Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo has on Tuesday tested positive for the coronavirus.
According to the Portuguese football federation, Ronaldo will now undertake a period in quarantine after contracting COVID-19 while away on international duty
The federation stated in a statement released that “Cristiano Ronaldo was released from training with the national team after a positive test for COVID-19, so he will not face Sweden, adding that “the Portugal international is doing well, without symptoms, and in isolation.
The 35-year-old played the full 90 minutes of Portugal’s 0-0 draw with France on Sunday, winning his 167th international cap in the process.
Portugal and France lead Group 3 with seven points each after three matches.
The Portuguese star is also set to miss Juventus’ trip to Crotone in Serie A this weekend, as well as their Champions League group stage opener against Dynamo Kiev on October 20.
African Soccer President Seeks Re-Election Amid Allegations
Confederation of African Football, CAF, president Ahmad Ahmad, has been found guilty of breaching various codes of ethics.
The FIFA vice-president from Madagascar had announced his intention to run for a second term in office in the CAF elections slated for next March, but FIFA investigatory chamber has determined that Ahmad has breached various codes of conduct.
The body’s adjudicatory chamber would likely hand out sentencing next month that would all but scrap any chance for Ahmad to stand for re-election.
Four Nigerian Refs To Officiate AFCON Qualifiers
Confederation of African Football has shortlisted four Nigerian referees to officiate the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers between Congo and Eswatini next month.
CAF selected Joseph Ogabor to serve as centre referee for the game in Brazzaville.
Ogabor will be assisted by Samuel Pwadutakam and Efosa Igudia, while Lagos-based Quadri Adebimpe will serve as the reserve referee for the game.
CAF Appoints Kenyan Ref For Eagles, Sierra Leone Clash
Confederation of African Football, CAF, has appointed Kenyan, Peter Kamaku as the centre referee for next month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between Nigeria and Sierra Leone, to be played in Benin City, Edo State capital.
Kamaku will be assisted by compatriots Gilbert Kipkoech Cheruiyot and tony Mudanyi Kidiya while Anthony Juma Ogwayo will serve as the fourth official.
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