Barely a week after returning from Nigeria to Belgium, Super Eagles gangling striker Paul Onuachu has tested positive to COVID-19.

Reports indicated that ahead of the Genk’s friendly game, all Genk players were tested including the Nigerian duo of Stephen Odey and Cyril Dessers.

While every other player returned negative, Onuachu was positive according to Belgium news outlet, HLN Sport.

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“In the run-up to the first exhibition game of the season, the entire Genk group was tested yesterday (Tuesday),” a report on Belgian website hln.be stated.

“Everyone tested negative except Onuachu.”

Onuachu becomes the second Nigerian footballer to contract the virus after Akpan Udoh, the first footballer to be infected, in February.

It is expected that he would recover fast enough like those listed below who tested positive but are now back at their best.

Arsenal (England)
Manager Mikel Arteta

Chelsea (England)
Callum Hudson-Odoi

Espanyol (Spain)
Six members of the first team and from the technical staff, including player Matias Vargas

Flamengo (Brazil)
Manager Jorge Jesus

Fiorentina (Italy)
Patrick Cutrone
German Pezzella
Dusan Vlahovic

Hannover (Germany)
Jannes Horn
Timo Hubers
Juventus (Italy)
Paulo Dybala
Blaise Matuidi
Daniele Rugani

 

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