Super Eagles’ Alex Iwobi has tested positive for COVID-19 following mandatory tests taken alongside other players and staff members.
It was gathered that Iwobi will consequently be missing the 2021 AFCON qualifiers match against the Squirrels of Benin Republic coming up at 5 pm Saturday.
The team had been subjected to coronavirus tests before leaving Nigeria and on arrival at Porto Novo Friday.
Meanwhile, the Super Eagles of Nigeria have qualified for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) with two games to spare.
Nigeria clinched on of the eight remain spot after Sierra Leone were held to a goalless draw by Lesotho in Maseru on Saturday afternoon.
As a result, Lesotho can no longer qualify for next year’s tournament in Cameroon.
The result leaves the Gernot Rohr’s boys with 8 points, 4 clear of third-placed Sierra Leone.
The Super Eagles are currently battling the Squirrels of Benin at the Stade Charles de Gaulle in Porto Novo.
They will then take on the Crocodiles of Lesotho on Tuesday at the Teslim Balogun stadium in Lagos.
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