Super Eagles striker, Paul Onuachu, has tested positive for COVID-19. However, the results of his fellow Nigerians: Stephen Odey and Cyril Dessers at Belgian club, Genk, came out negative.
The 26-year-old becomes the first Eagles star to test positive for coronavirus that led to the cancellation of suspensions of sports worldwide.
“In the run-up to the first exhibition game of the season, the entire Genk group was tested yesterday (Tuesday).
“Everyone tested negative except Onuachu,” a report on Belgian website hln.be stated.
Onuachu returned to his club on June 28, after he was stranded for a week in Lagos due to travel restrictions caused by the pandemic.
Anaedoonline.com reported that Super Eagles winger, Ahmed Musa, has debunked reports claiming that he tested positive to COVID-19.
Musa took to his Twitter page on Wednesday night, to explain that he and his family were self-isolating, after flying in from Saudi Arabia.
He wrote: “Please ignore any false news about me or my family testing positive to Covid 19. We are self isolating for 14 days as we just got in from Saudi Arabia as the law stipulates.
“Stay safe! Maintain social distance. AVOID FAKE NEWS!”
Musa currently plays his club football for Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia.