Another Nigeria’s Super Eagles player tests positive for Coronavirus
Nigeria’s National Team player and Bordeaux forward, Samuel Kalu, has tested positive for COVID-19, making him the second Super Eagles star to contract the disease after Genk striker, Paul Onuachu.
Even before Kalu’s status was made public, he has been in quarantine in France since returning from his country Nigeria, and a report from AFP confirmed that Kalu was the player announced by the club to have contracted COVID-19 on July 6.
Recall that the club did not disclose the name of the infected player when they made the July 6 announcement.
Already the Nigerian has missed the team’s training sessions since the opening of camp and might be left out of some of the club’s pre-season games.
He is expected to rejoin the rest of the squad on July 27 if his test returned negative.
On the other hand, his Super Eagles team mate Onuachu, who also tested positive for coronavirus on July 8, has since been confirmed negative, according to results from his last tests.
Kalu is the same player who during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, was taken to hospital on the eve of Nigeria’s opening match after he slumped while training was going on.
After the incident, his medical report revealed that he suffered from severe dehydration.