Mohamed Salah will not be available for selection when Egypt host Togo in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday after he tested positive for Covid-19, the Egyptian FA have confirmed.

”Medical swabs on the national team “showed that our international player, Mohamed Salah was infected with the coronavirus. He was not suffering from any symptoms,” the FA tweeted.

The FA further announced the Liverpool marksman was not the only player to have tested positive, suggesting Salah could have picked up the virus in the national team camp.

The Pharaohs face Togo in Cairo, chasing their first win in Group G after they drew two matches so far.

They occupy the third spot, three points adrift of surprise log leaders Comoros, one behind second-placed Kenya and one ahead of bottom-placed Togo.

Salah’s absence deprives the Egyptian options in attack as they look to get their campaign back on track.

The two-time Caf Footballer of the Year is currently holed up in a hotel room in Cairo, under medical observation and will go for further tests.

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