Newly-invited Nigerian goalkeeper, Sebastian Osigwe, has tested positive for COVID-19.
His Swiss Super League club, Lugano, confirmed this on Friday.
Osigwe was only handed his maiden Super Eagles call-up on Thursday, ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier double-header against Sierra Leone in November.
In the statement, the club said seven other of its players also tested positive for coronavirus.
“The management of FC Lugano announces that the tests carried out following the positivity of Mattia Bottani also highlighted the positivity of the goalkeeper Sebastian Osigwe,” the statement read.
“Following the above and the reconstruction of the contacts at risk, the cantonal doctor has also decided to quarantine Jens Odgaard, Jonathan Sabbatini, Noam Baumann and Marcis Oss, and this despite full compliance with the “COVID-19” protection concept of the SFL for training and matches.
“In addition, two other players (Noah De Queiroz and David Jovanovic), aggregated to the first team but who took part in last weekend’s match of Team Ticino U21 have also been quarantined.”
Osigwe is expected to self-isolate for ten days after which another test will be carried out on him to ascertain his state of health.
Wife of Delta uni. lecturer abducted by unknown gunmen
Buhari hails Chief of Staff, Gambari, on 76the birthday
EPL: Wilshere expresses desire to return to Arsenal
Messi, Ronaldo, others pay tribute to Diego Maradona
Your salary is below my vision, man tells lady who threw shot at him
NBA legend, Michael Jordan donates $2m to help feed needy
My birth certificate says 36 but I feel 26 – Yvonne Okoro
VIDEO: Sinach gives scholarship to boy who educates people on importance of water while hawking
#EndSARS: We can’t guarantee security during Christmas period – DPO
Obasanjo heads to Ethiopia for mediation
‘Una go die,’ BBNaija’s Nengi shades ‘haters’ over political appointment
PHOTOS: Lady transforms self to look like BBNaija’s Ozo
Man, 70, impregnates granddaughter in Ogun
COVID-19 Palliatives: Why you can’t ask looters to return looted food- Reno Omokri
Three congregants drown during church baptism ceremony in South Africa
Bauchi philanthropist settles tuition fees of 300 indigent students
VIDEO: I need to know why Civil Defence officer killed my DSS agent husband – Wife
VIDEO: Prison officials, motorcyclists clash in Ibadan
VIDEO: I was in prison for six weeks because I tried to commit suicide – Ex-hospital porter
VIDEO: Policemen shot my only 20-year-old son, seized his corpse – Mom
VIDEO: Don’t kiss o, don’t spoil my makeup, bride tells groom on wedding day
Lekki Shootings: DJ Switch will be exposed as a fraud – Lai Mohammed (VIDEO)
VIDEO: Osun retirees boo Head Of Service over unpaid pension
VIDEO: Reviews of Ganduje’s aide empowering youths with donkeys, others
- General15 hours ago
Man breaks up with fiance weeks to their introduction for persistently asking him for money to sort lecturers
- Entertainment22 hours ago
DJ Switch breaks silence as Lai Mohammed says she will be exposed soon
- Entertainment20 hours ago
Why I ignored Iyabo Ojo on social media after mother’s death – Toyin Abraham
- General17 hours ago
VIDEO: Six-year-old boy gets lap dance from half-naked striper
- Entertainment22 hours ago
VIDEO: Pretty Mike, six pregnant girlfriends make it to Wendy Williams talk show
- Sports19 hours ago
Champions League: Man Utd, PSG revenge first leg defeats to Başakşehir, RB Leipzig
- Sports12 hours ago
Suarez, Son in contention for 2020 Puskás award
- General21 hours ago
Why Igbos prosper under bad economy – Rono Omokri