Super Eagles striker, Paul Onuachu, has contracted COVID-19.
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The Genk forward was tested along with compatriots, Stephen Odey and Cyril Dessers, at his club.
“In the run-up to the first exhibition game of the season, the entire Genk group was tested yesterday (Tuesday),” a report on Belgian website hln.be stated.
“Everyone tested negative except Onuachu.”
The 27-year-old striker left Belgium for Nigeria on May 27, alongside fellow Eagles strikers Victor Osimhen and Imoh Ezekiel and returned to his club June 28 after he was stranded for a week in Lagos due to travel restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The website, hln.be, reports that Onuachu will miss his club’s first exhibition game of the season against Eendracht Termien as he will be quarantined for a week.
Onuachu becomes the second Nigerian footballer to contract the virus after Akpan Udoh, the first footballer to be infected, in February.