BREAKING: Super Eagles Iwobi Tests Negative For COVID-19

The Nigeria Football Federation says Super Eagles player, Alex Iwobi, has tested negative for COVID-19.

The NFF disclosed this in a tweet on Tuesday morning, but failed to confirm if the player will feature in today’s game against Lesotho or not.

“Update: @NGSuperEagles forward, @alexiwobi has tested negative after further COVID-19 tests were conducted,” the tweet read.

The Everton star had missed Nigeria’s African Cup of Nations qualifier against the Benin Republic last Saturday, after allegedly testing positive for COVID-19.

The result of that suspicious test forced the 24-year-old to go into isolation.

The NFF later tweeted, “Update: CAF clears @alexiwobi to play today’s game against Lesotho.”

The Eagles, who have already qualified for the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon, play their last qualifier against Lesotho by 5pm.

The game marks a return to Lagos for the Super Eagles after a 10-year abstinence.

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