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Iwobi To Miss Nigeria Vs Lesotho After Testing Positive For Coronavirus

Alex Iwobi will not be available for Nigeria’s final 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Lesotho after testing positive for coronavirus.

Iwobi tested positive before Saturday’s 1-0 away win over Benin, and travelled back to Nigeria with the rest of the squad yesterday.

“Iwobi has left the camp,” Eagles spokesman Babafemi Raji told AFP.

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

The Everton forward has scored twice during the qualifying games of the Africa Cup of Nations which will be hosted by Cameroon next year.

Nigeria beat Benin Republic 1-0 at Port Novo on Saturday but the Eagles had already qualified before the game, thanks to a goalless draw between Sierra Leone and Lesotho earlier that day.

The Super Eagles now top Group L with 11 points, seven points clear of third placed Sierra Leone who will fight for qualification against Benin Republic on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the Eagles host Lesotho on Tuesday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos State.

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