Nigeria vs Lesotho: Iwobi finally confirmed negative for COVID-19

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.

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“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.

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