Nigeria Super Eagles Players, Officials Undergoes COVID-19 Test

Super Eagles players and officials have undergo coronavirus test on Thursday ahead of their Friday international friendly match against Algeria in Austria.

The test is part of measures by FIFA for all teams to undergo before any game in line with the standard protocol.

Super Eagles team media officer, Toyin Ibitoye confirmed that the test is conducted 24 hours before each game.

He said, “This Covid-19 test has been made mandatory by FIFA.

“The tests will be conducted 24 hours before each of the matches.”

In another development, the team media official has refuted news making the round that some players tested positive to COVID-19.

The team in a statement via it’s official Twitter account said the news is false and should be discarded.

It reads as follows;

News Alert.

Please discountenance any reports that some of our players tested positive to COVID 19 ahead of tomorrow’s friendly game against Algeria.

“It is a blatant falsehood. 

“The writer of the story, who was not part of the press conference earlier today,  totally misrepresented what Coach Rohr said that since the outbreak of the pandemic,

four of our players had tested positive,

but were all now fully recovered from the virus and back in action.

“The results of the COVID 19 tests carried out on the Super Eagles ahead of tomorrow’s game are still being awaited. 

The three-time Africa champions will take on the Dessert Foxes at the Worthersee Stadium, Klangefurt.

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