Nigeria’s Super Eagles players have been given medical clearance to play in Tuesday’s 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone after every player and official of the team tested negative to COVID-19 on Monday morning.
This is the second time in five days that the entire Eagles’ delegation would test negative for COVID-19. This follows earlier tests and results ahead of the match day 3 game at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin, Edo State last Friday.
Gernot Rohr and his men squandered a four-goal lead in Nigeria to play a 4-4 draw and will be looking to save face on Tuesday when they play against the Leone Stars at the Siaka Stevens Stadium in Freetown.
The Eagles’ team departed the country on Monday at about 9:20am morning on a chartered flight from Benin City, Edo State to Freetown Sierra Leone without Victor Osimhen, who had earlier left camp on Sunday.
Osimhen suffered a shoulder injury on last Friday’s match and may be out for weeks.
The three-time African champions currently top Group L with seven points and will seal qualification for the 2022 AFCON in Cameroon if they win on Tuesday.