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The Nigeria Football Federation has dispelled reports that some members of the Super Eagles tested positive for COVID – 19 in Austria , ahead of their international friendly against Algeria on Friday .
The NFF made this known on its
Twitter handle , and urged Nigerians to ignore the information , which it described as “ blatant falsehood . ”
The Glasshouse also revealed that the results of the COVID -19 tests carried out on the Eagles players were still being awaited.
“ Please discountenance any reports that some of our players tested positive to COVID 19 ahead of tomorrow ’s friendly game against Algeria . It is a blatant falsehood ,” NFF tweeted .
“ The writer of the story , who was not part of the press conference earlier today ( Thursday ) , totally misrepresented what coach Rohr said that since the outbreak of the pandemic, that four of our players had tested positive to COVID – 19 but were all now fully recovered from the virus and back in action .
“ The results of the COVID 19 tests carried out on the Super Eagles ahead of tomorrow’ s game are still being awaited, ” the federation added .
Also, Eagles ’ media officer , Toyin Ibitoye , confirmed to The PUNCH that all the players and officials in camp had been tested and fine as they awaited the results before the clash with the Desert Foxes .
“ The players have undergone the COVID – 19 tests this ( Thursday ) morning . It ’s a test that must be conducted 24 hours before the game and it has taken place . The results might not be out until tomorrow ,” Ibitoye told The PUNCH.

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They will all miss their first Champions League group game against Paris Saint-Germain.

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The 35-year-old is said to be “doing well, without symptoms, and in isolation”, with no further positive tests reported in the squad ahead of Wednesday’s Nations League match against Sweden.

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“The game (against Sweden), counting for the qualification phase of the Nations League, is scheduled for Wednesday, at 19:45, in Alvalade.”

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