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Super Eagles striker, Paul Onuachu, has tested positive for the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
This was disclosed on Wednesday by his Belgian football club, Genk.
However, his club mates and compatriots, Stephen Odey and Cyril Dessers, tested negative.
Onuachu, a 26-year-old striker, is the only positive case in Genk.
“In the run-up to the first exhibition game of the season, the entire Genk group was tested on June 7. Everyone tested negative except Onuachu,” said a report by a Belgian news website.
The 6ft7in striker left Belgium for Nigeria on May 27, alongside fellow Eagles strikers Victor Osimhen and Imoh Ezekiel.
He returned to his club June 28 after he was stranded for a week in Lagos due to travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The website added that Onuachu would miss Genk’s first exhibition game of the season against Eendracht Termien today as he would be quarantined for a week.
Onuachu’s COVID-19 status has however raised concerns within the Genk squad as he had trained intensively with the rest of the squad for more than a week now.
Onuachu joined Genk from Danish club FC Midtjylland last summer and scored 10 goals for the club before the Belgian Pro Division season ended abruptly due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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