The head of Japan’s football body tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Tuesday.

According to the Tokyo-based Kyodo News agency, Kozo Tashima, 62, was infected with the coronavirus after he had showed symptoms over the weekend.

Separately, Tashima said in a statement from the Japan Football Association (JFA) that he was “fine” but had fever and pneumonia.

“I will concentrate on treatment according to my doctor’s instructions,” Tashima said.

He reportedly traveled this year to the U.K., Netherlands and U.S. for business.

A former Japanese football player, Tashima was re-elected to the FIFA Council in April 2019.


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