Super Eagles forward, Alex Iwobi, has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the 2021 AFCON qualification game against Benin Republic on Saturday.
Players and staff members of the team were said to have taken the mandatory coronavirus tests before leaving Nigeria and immediately they landed in Porto Novo on Friday.
However, TheCable reports that Iwobi has been withdrawn from the team and is expected to take another test to ascertain his condition.
He might also miss out in the match against Lesotho on Wednesday, if he remains positive.
The Everton player was expected in the starting lineup, but the unexpected development will force Gernot Rohr, the team’s handler, to replace him.