Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers 2021: Everton’s Alex Iwobi quits Nigeria camp after constructive COVID-19 take a look at

Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers 2021: Everton’s Alex Iwobi quits Nigeria camp after constructive COVID-19 take a look at

Everton ahead Iwobi examined constructive earlier than Saturday’s 1-0 away win over Benin, and travelled again to Nigeria with the remainder of the squad on Sunday.

Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers 2021: Everton's Alex Iwobi quits Nigeria camp after positive COVID-19 test

File picture of Alex Iwobi. AFP

Alex Iwobi is not going to be accessible for Nigeria’s last 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in opposition to Lesotho after testing constructive for COVID-19 , officers instructed AFP on Monday.

Everton ahead Iwobi examined constructive earlier than Saturday’s 1-0 away win over Benin, and travelled again to Nigeria with the remainder of the squad on Sunday.

“Iwobi has left the camp,” Eagles spokesman Babafemi Raji instructed AFP.

“Earlier than he left, he didn’t present any signs, he was superb.”

Iwobi, 24, has scored twice through the qualifying marketing campaign for the delayed Cup of Nations, which shall be hosted by Cameroon in January subsequent yr.

Nigeria’s win over Benin assured them high spot in Group L though that they had already certified earlier than kick-off due to a goalless draw between Lesotho and Sierra Leone.

Gernot Rohr’s aspect have 11 factors from 5 matches and are seven factors forward of third-placed Sierra Leone, with the highest two groups within the group qualifying for the match.

Nigeria host backside aspect Lesotho in Lagos on Tuesday.

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