AFCON qualifier: Super Eagles test negative for COVID-19, jet off to Sierra Leone

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By Emmanuel Okogba

Nigeria’s Super Eagles players have tested negative for COVID-19 as the team prepares for the reverse fixture of the AFCON qualifier against Sierra Leone in Freetown.

The team also confirmed its departure from the shores of the country on Monday.

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A post to confirm the departure was shared on the official Instagram handle of the senior men national team with the caption “We off to Freetown!”

 

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The match which will hold on Tuesday will not feature Victor Osimhen who suffered a shoulder injury when both sides met on Friday at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City. Osimhen left the camp for his club Napoli on Sunday.

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Vanguard reported that the Super Eagles squandered a four-goal lead on Friday after stunning their West African neighbours with strikes from Alex Iwobi, Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze barely thirty minutes into the encounter.

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