EGYPTIAN GOALKEEPERS’ COACH DIES FROM COVID-19

Egyptian goalkeeping coach Mohamed Abdo died on Monday after contracting the coronavirus, the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) announced.

The EFA mourned the 59-year old Abdo, who was working at third-division club Badr, offering condolences for his family.

All football activities in Egypt have been suspended since mid-March over the worldwide coronavirus outbreak.

Egyptian football clubs had already halted training, asking players to stay fit at home until further notice.

Abdo is the first death among footballers and in Egyptian sports in general since the start of the pandemic.

Some infections have been reported among a few Egyptian players over the last two months, but there has been no official announcement regarding this issue.

According to the latest health ministry statement issued on Monday, Egypt registered 346 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 9,746 cases and the death toll to 533 nationwide.