Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu has tested positive for coronavirus. The result of his compatriots Stephen Odey and Cyril Dessers at Belgian club Genk, came out negative.
The 26-year-old Nigeria international is the first Eagles star to test positive for the virus that has caused sporting events cancellations and suspensions across the globe.
“Everyone tested negative except Onuachu.”
The 6ft7in 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.
Onuachu becomes the second Nigerian footballer to contract the virus after Akpan Udoh, the first footballer to be infected, in February.