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Dubai - Yasmine El Tohamy - Al Masry goalkeeper Ahmed Masoud denied rumours of spreading the coronavirus within the club, explaining how these rumours affected him and made him consider retiring.
The Port-Said side were initially hit with 16 COVID-19 cases at the club that included staff members and 12 unnamed players.
As a result, Al Masry’s Egyptian Premier League clash against Haras El-Hodood on Monday was postponed until further notice.
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Speaking about the club’s status, Al Masry goalkeeper Ahmed Masoud responded to rumours of being the source of the virus at the club.
“I have been accused to be the reason that the virus is spreading rapidly at the club after the players attended my mother’s funeral two days ago,” Masoud told ON Time Sports.
“Initially, I showed the same symptoms as my teammates, but on Monday I had a coronavirus swab test, different from the one conducted by the Egyptian Football Association, and the result was negative.
“So I don’t know the reason why rumours were spread of me transmitting coronavirus to my teammates but the source is not the club officials.
“My mental state is bad and I made sure to go out in public to announce that I will not continue playing football,” he added.
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