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Sports News of Wednesday, 31 March 2021


Iwobi reveals his coronavirus, isolation experience

Super Eagles' player and Everton star, Alex Iwobi who was recently cleared by the Confederation of African Football after testing negative for the coronavirus has disclosed what he went through during his period of isolation.

The midfielder did not feature in Nigeria’s 1-0 victory after testing positive for the virus.

Iwobi has expressed appreciation towards the support he received from the president of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, his teammates, coach and other crew members of the Super Eagles.

“I want to say thank you to everyone showing me love and support during this difficult time.

“Your love has been quite overwhelming and I really appreciate it. I have to respect the FIFA and CAF protocols by isolating in my room.

“I mean it wasn’t easy especially knowing when you have no symptoms and you are okay but the main thing is that I am healthy and ready to go for the last game.

“I will like to say a big thank you to the NFF president, he took me like a son, made sure I was able to isolate comfortably.

“Also a thank you to my teammates, to the staff, the coach, they are always checking up on me and made sure I was okay. I am ready to go for the last game let’s see if we can stay unbeaten. Up Super Eagles,” he said.

Iwobi returned to the team in yesterday’s 3-0 victory in the last AFCON qualifier against Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.

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