Alex Iwobi will not be available for Nigeria’s final 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Lesotho after testing positive for Covid-19, officials told AFP on Monday.
Everton forward Iwobi tested positive before Saturday’s 1-0 away win over Benin, and travelled back to Nigeria .
“Iwobi has left the camp,” Eagles spokesman Babafemi Raji told AFP.
“Before leaving, he did not show any symptoms, he was fine.” but however needs to get treatment and isolated
The 24 years old player has scored twice during the qualifying campaign for the delayed Cup of Nations.
Adding that the Nations cup has Cameroon as her chief host 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.
Gernot Rohr’s side have 11 points from five matches and are seven points ahead of third-placed Sierra Leone, with the top two teams in the group qualifying for the tournament.
However, report has it that alex is back, fine and currently taking treatment in Isolation
The Heroic player also express a feeling of missing his family
Nigeria host bottom side Lesotho in Lagos on Tuesday.