Alex Iwobi ruled out of AFCON qualifier against Lesotho after testing positive for Covid-19

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Alex Iwobi has been ruled out of Nigeria’s final 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Lesotho after testing positive for Covid-19.

The Everton forward tested positive in Benin Republic before Saturday’s AFCON clash against the home team, which Nigeria won 1-0. He later travelled back to Nigeria with the rest of the squad on Sunday.

 

Iwobi has left the camp,” disclosed Eagles spokesman Babafemi Raji. “Before he left, he did not show any symptoms, he was fine. The team will follow up on him.”

 

Nigeria top Group L with 11 points from five matches and have already qualified for the 2021 AFCON, which will be hosted by Cameroon in January 2022.

 

The Super Eagles will play their final qualifier clash against bottom nation Lesotho at the National Stadium, Surulere on Tuesday, March 30.

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