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Iwobi Cleared By CAF For Nigeria’s Clash With Lesotho

Nigerian forward Alex Iwobi will be available for the Super Eagles final game in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers against Lesotho after getting the clearance from the

Alex Iwobi

Nigerian forward Alex Iwobi will be available for the Super Eagles final game in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers against Lesotho after getting the clearance from the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Iwobi, who missed the previous game against Benin Republic over the weekend, was dropped from the squad after he tested positive for coronavirus.

But another test was administered to the Everton forward on Monday, with the result returning negative this time.

“Super Eagles forward, Alex Iwobi has tested negative after further COVID-19 tests were conducted,” a tweet by the team’s official handle read on Tuesday morning.

“Update: CAF clears @alexiwobi to play today’s game against Lesotho. #SoarSuperEagles #Team9jaStrong,” the tweet also read.

Iwobi was missed in the game against Benin at Porto-Novo, but the Eagles went on to win 1-0, courtesy of a last-minute goal by Paul Onuachu.

The Super Eagles already qualified for the AFCON billed to hold next year January in Cameroon, with Sierra Leone and Benin fighting it out for the other ticket of Group L.

Nigeria will face Lesotho in a dead-rubber clash at the Teslim Balogun Stadium by 5:00 p.m on Tuesday, with Lesotho having no hopes at all of making progress.

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