Bangladesh captain Jamal Bhuiyan has turned Covid-negative in the latest test in Qatar and is likely to return to Bangladesh soon.
The midfielder was tested yesterday and the result came negative, said a press release from the Bangladesh Football Federation.
The 30-year-old had stayed back in Qatar for personal reasons following Bangladesh's World Cup qualifying fixture on December 4 and was found Covid-positive on December 10.
He was asymptomatic and stayed at a hotel in isolation, under the observation of Qatar FA.
It has been learnt that Jamal, who signed a deal with Kolkata Mohammedan to play in the upcoming I-League, is still under consideration of the Kolkata outfit.
The Black and Whites had started looking for Jamal's replacement for the league, which starts on January 9, but might change their mind given Jamal makes a quick recovery to full fitness. The Bangladesh captain, too, is hopeful about making his debut with the Kolkata outfit.