Iwobi to play against Lesotho after COVID-19 scare

The coast is now clear to have Alex Iwobi play again for the Super Eagles after testing negative for coronavirus.

Iwobi was reported to have tested positive on arrival in Benin Republic but he  has now returned negative according to the detailed  information provided by the NFF President Amaju Pinnick.

Pinnick wrote: 

Last Saturday was a difficult day for Alex Iwobi & his family, after the news broke that he had tested positive for the COVID-19 virus ahead of the away game against the Squirrels of Benin Republic. The fear of Iwobi being quarantined was real & worrying…

So I took the responsibility of consulting with every relevant authority to get him to travel out of Benin by boat about 7:30pm, to forestall him getting isolated there.

And to the glory of God, after further tests in Lagos, it was confirmed that Iwobi was not infected…

with the COVID-19 virus. Naturally, we are all relieved and excited about this. It would be very remiss of me to forget to thank the Honourable Minister of Information & Culture, Lai Mohammed, the Executive Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the D-G of the DSS…

Rear Admiral Barabutemegha Gbassa, the Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command, for their consistent calls to ensure we were alright, as we came into Lagos via Ilase, through the creeks.

Thank you so much, sirs.

The good news is that Alex Iwobi has been cleared….

..to play in today’s game against Lesotho and can now help the team finish the qualifiers on a high. His medical clearance has been received from  @CAF_Online

 & it means he is cleared to play.

Finally, we are extremely grateful for the support from Nigerians always.

Thank you.

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