Iwobi cleared to face Lesotho

Tuesday, 30 March, 2021 4comments  |  Jump to last

Alex Iwobi played for Nigeria against Lesotho in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying after all following a negative test for the coronavirus.

The Everton forward was forced to sit out against Benin over the weekend after returning a positive result for COVID-19 but with the Nigeria camp believing it was a false positive, he was re-tested and came back negative.

Iwobi, who was asymptomatic, was in the line-up that kicked off against Lesotho today, a match that the Super Eagles won 3-0 thanks to goals by Victor Osimhen, Oghenekaro Etebo and Paul Onuachu, but he was substituted with around a quarter-of-an-hour to go.  


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Colin Glassar
1 Posted 30/03/2021 at 20:37:37
Woo hoo!!
Minik Hansen
2 Posted 30/03/2021 at 21:06:48
Good thing, or else we would be playing with 5 central midfield players while Iwobi, James and whoever is out. All the best of luck to Carlo and Everton.
Billy Roberts
3 Posted 30/03/2021 at 22:04:48
Ah eh Alex, do you realise all the trouble you caused!! Your spin off thread hit 300 alone!!
Good news anyway, hes an Everton player and while he is I wish him the best.
Martin Reppion
4 Posted 31/03/2021 at 14:26:32
Well said Billy.
He might not be who we want on the right of midfield/attack, but he is who we have got.

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