Ahead of Tuesday’s 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Lesotho, Alex Iwobi has finally tested negative for COVID-19, according to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
Recall that the Everton midfielder’s positive result become a subject of doubt as he was forced to miss Saturday’s 1-0 win at Benin Republic.
Galatasaray’s Henry Onyekuru played as a replacement during the game.
However, the NFF, in a tweet on Tuesday morning, confirmed that further tests carried out on the player returned negative.
“Update: @NGSuperEagles forward, @alexiwobi has tested negative after further COVID-19 tests were conducted,” the tweet read.
It is, however, not certain if Iwobi will play any part against Lesotho.