The Coronavirus swabs, which was taken from Morocco players, showed two coronavirus cases among the squad, ahead of the Atlas Lions quarter final game against Egypt in the Africa Cup of Nations.
The match is scheduled to take place on Sunday, January 30.
According to the Royal Moroccan Football Federation’s statement, the medical swab that the “Atlas Lions” underwent confirmed that goalkeeper Mounir Al-Mohammadi and defender Sofiane Al-Karwani were infected with COVID-19.
The Pharaohs have managed to reach the quarterfinals of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations after a heroic penalty shootout victory over Ivory Coast on Wednesday evening.
Meanwhile, Morocco earned a tough 2-1 victory over Malawi, thanks to Youssef En-Nesyri’s header and a stunning free-kick from Achraf Hakimi. Both teams will now face each other in the quarterfinals at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaoundé at 5:00 PM CLT.