Four Super Eagles Player Tests Positive For COVID-19 Ahead Of Friendlies
Four Super Eagles players have tested positive for coronavirus.
The Eagles are in Austria for friendlies with Algeria and Tunisia on Friday and Tuesday, respectively.
Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr, who refused to mention the affected players, however stated they were fine.
According to him: “I won’t reveal their names, they are fine now.”
They conducted another round of tests on Thursday afternoon before the game against Algeria on Friday.
Recall that two of the players in camp Paul Onuachu and Samuel Kalu tested positive at their respective clubs before now.
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Earlier, the Nigerian football governing body, NFF had disclosed that the COVID-19 test has been made mandatory by FIFA.
“We will conduct the tests 24 hours before each of the matches.”
Friday’s encounter against Algeria will take place at the Worthersee Stadium, Klagenfurt. Kick-off is 7.30 pm Nigerian time.
The friendly encounter against Tunisia will hold at the Jacques Lemans Arena.