Nigeria VS Lesotho: Covid-hit Alex Iwobi Departs Eagles Camp


Ahead of Nigeria’s match with Lesotho, Tuesday, Super Eagles midfielder, Alex Iwobi has departed the Super Eagles camp for treatment after testing positive for Covid-19.

Confirming to newsmen, Super Eagles Spokesperson, Babafemi Raji disclosed this in a recent interview.

In his words: “Iwobi has left the camp,” Raji said.

He also said the midfielder was asymptomatic before he left.

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“Before he left, he did not show any symptoms, he was fine.”

The former Arsenal player had tested positive for the virus before Saturday’s 1-0 away win over Benin.

He travelled back to Nigeria with the rest of the squad on Sunday.

The midfielder would not be available for Nigeria’s final 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Lesotho on Tuesday.

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Iwobi, 24, had scored twice during the qualifying campaign for the Africa Cup of Nations, to be hosted by Cameroon in January 2022.

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