Africa Cup of Nations 2021 qualifiers: Nigeria’s Alex Iwobi cleared to play towards Lesotho after testing COVID-19 detrimental

Africa Cup of Nations 2021 qualifiers: Nigeria’s Alex Iwobi cleared to play towards Lesotho after testing COVID-19 detrimental

Iwobi missed the qualifier in Benin on Saturday after apparently testing constructive for COVID-19.

Africa Cup of Nations 2021 qualifiers: Nigeria's Alex Iwobi cleared to play against Lesotho after testing COVID-19 negative

File picture of Alex Iwobi. AFP

Abuja: Everton ahead Alex Iwobi is offered for Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier towards Lesotho on Tuesday after a second COVID-19 check got here out “detrimental”, crew spokesman Babafemi Raji stated.

Iwobi missed the qualifier in Benin on Saturday after apparently testing constructive for COVID-19 .

He give up the Tremendous Eagles coaching camp on his return from Benin, however coach Gernot Rohr insisted the check lead to Benin was “pretend”.

Rohr stated after Monday night time’s coaching that Iwobi could be anticipated to begin forward of Henry Onyekuru on the left facet of assault if his check outcome was detrimental.

“If he’s detrimental he can play, if not, we are going to play once more with Henry on the left facet, like we did in Benin,” he stated.

The sport would be the first worldwide staged within the industrial capital of Lagos for10 years.

Lagos was for a few years the house of the nation’s crew and it was on this bustling port metropolis that Nigeria celebrated a few of their largest achievements – gold on the 1973 All Africa Video games, a first-ever Africa Cup triumph in 1980 and qualification for his or her debut World Cup in 1994.

However the poor state of the Nationwide Stadium pitch pressured matches to be performed elsewhere.

The Confederation of African Soccer has authorized 8,000 spectators to look at the qualifier on the 24,000-capacity Teslim Balogun Stadium within the sprawling metropolis of over 20 million inhabitants.

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