NFF confirms Super Eagles players and coaches returned negative coronavirus tests

NFF confirms Super Eagles players and coaches returned negative coronavirus tests

NFF confirms Tremendous Eagles gamers and coaches returned destructive coronavirus assessments

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As Gernot Rohr’s males get set to face the Desert Foxes, the Nigeria Soccer Federation stated the gamers and officers are freed from Covid-19

The Nigeria Soccer Federation (NFF) has confirmed all medical assessments carried out on Tremendous Eagles gamers and coaches returned destructive outcomes.

Gernot Rohr’s males have been subjected to the evaluation forward of Friday night’s worldwide pleasant towards reigning African champions, Algeria, in Austria.

A tweet from the NFF learn: “Information simply in: All Tremendous Eagles gamers and officers take a look at destructive to Coid-19 forward of the sport towards Algeria tonight.”

The soccer ruling physique had dismissed experiences in some sections of the media that 4 of the Tremendous Eagles in camp had contracted the coronavirus.

“Please discountenance any experiences that a few of our gamers examined constructive to Covid-19 forward of tomorrow’s pleasant sport towards Algeria. It’s a blatant falsehood,” they wrote in a press release.

“The author of the story, who was not a part of the press convention earlier in the present day, completely misrepresented what coach [Gernot] Rohr stated that because the outbreak of the pandemic, 4 of our gamers had examined constructive however have been all now totally recovered from the virus and again in motion.

“The outcomes of the Covid-19 assessments carried out on the Tremendous Eagles forward of tomorrow’s [Friday] sport are nonetheless being awaited.”

The three-time African champions have been initially billed to tackle Cote d’Ivoire, nonetheless, the Elephants pulled out as a consequence of inner issues.

The encounter billed for Jacques Lemans Enviornment can be the fourth assembly between the Tremendous Eagles and the Desert Foxes in three years.

A brace from wing-back Victor Moses and John Obi Mikel propelled the crew to a 3-1 overcome the North Africans within the first leg of the third spherical of 2018 Fifa World Cup {qualifications} on the Godswill Akpabio Worldwide Stadium.

Though the second leg ended 1-1 on the Stade Mohamed Hamlaoui, Constantine, Fifa awarded the sport to Algeria, whereas the NFF was fined for fielding Abdullahi Shehu, who was meant to serve a suspension following yellow card offences towards Swaziland and Zambia.

The newest outing noticed Djamel Belmadi’s males defeat Nigeria 2-1 en path to profitable the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt due to an personal aim by William Troost-Ekong and Riyad Mahrez’s aim, with Odion Ighalo’s strike rendered as a mere comfort.


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