Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu has become the first high-profile Nigeria football star to test positive for Coronavirus.
Onuachu tested positive at his club base in Belgium and has gone into quarantine for a week, according to Het Laaste Niuews
Onuachu, who made his Super Eagles debut last year and was on the final squad to the 2019 AFCON, only recently returned to his Belgian club KRC Genk after he accompanied Victor Osimhen for his father’s burial in Nigeria.
There are almost 700 deaths and 30,000 cases of the disease recorded in Nigeria.
Cases of Covid-19 in Nigeria have continued to rise even as the government has continued to re-open the country.
The towering striker will therefore miss his team’s pre-season friendly tomorrow.
The Belgian league will kick off next month after it was aborted last month no thanks to the Coronavirus Pandemic.