COVID-19: Iwobi to miss Nigeria-Lesotho match


Everton star Alex Iwobi will be missing Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier match against Lesotho after testing positive for the coronavirus

Iwobi tested positive before Saturday’s 1-0 away win over Benin, and travelled back to Nigeria with the rest of the squad on Sunday.

“Iwobi has left the camp,” Eagles spokesman Babafemi Raji confirmed, adding that “before he left, he did not show any symptoms, he was fine.”

The 24-year-old scored twice during the qualifying campaign for the delayed Cup of Nations, which will be hosted by Cameroon in January next year.

Nigeria’s win over Benin guaranteed them top spot in Group L although they had already qualified before kick-off thanks to a goalless draw between Lesotho and Sierra Leone.

Nigeria will host Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos on Tuesday.


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