National team star Ashfaq negative for COVID-19

Ali Ashfaq (Dhgandey). (Photo/FAM)

Maldives National Football Team star Ali Ashfaq has tested negative for COVID-19 five days after testing positive for the virus. 

Ashfaq announced the news in a tweet and said that he will now join the national team in the World Cup qualifying matches. 

He tested positive for the virus in tests conducted in Dubai, UAE before the team's departure to China for the qualifying matches. Ashfaq was in camp with the national team in Dubai when he tested positive. 

Ashfaq had gone into isolation before the team's departure to Dubai after his wife tested positive for the virus. He was allowed to rejoin the camp after he tested negative for the virus. 

Ali Ashfaq is widely regarded as the best player in the history of Maldivian football and is even regarded as one of the finest players from Asia. He is the top scorer for the Maldives and is the team's most important player.