Everton star Alex Iwobi will miss Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON qualifier against Benin after testing positive for Covid-19, according to reports in the local media.
Unverified sources indicate that the attacker was tested positive for Covid-19 upon arrival in Benin ahead of Saturday’s showdown between the Super Eagles and the Squirrels.
The news comes as a major blow for Gernot Rohr as he looks to get the Eagles over the line and secure their ticket to Cameroon.
Benin Republic and Nigeria are scheduled to play in a second-leg Group L tie, 5pm local time in Porto-Novo.
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