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Iwobi’s Second COVID-19 Test Returns Negative Ahead Of Lesotho Clash



Nigeria Football Federation has announced that Super Eagles forward, Alex Iwobi, is cleared play in the game against Lesotho after second COVID-19 test returned negative.

NFF disclosed his fresh test result in a tweet on Tuesday, hours before 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier which will be played at Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos today, 5pm.

It would be recalled that on Saturday, that the Everton forward tested positive for the virus which sidelined him from featuring against Benin Republic in Porto Novo.

Following the game against Squirrels of Benin, which Nigeria won, players and staff members of Super Eagles took another mandatory coronavirus tests on Monday ahead of their clash against Lesotho on Tuesday evening.

NFF has now announced that Iwobi’s second coronavirus test returned negative in a tweet on Tuesday morning.

The 24-year-old, who went into isolation immediately after he tested positive, has been cleared by Confederation of African Football to participate in the game.

Meanwhile, Lagos State Government will on Tuesday restrict vehicular movement for the live football match between Super Eagles and Lesotho.

This was announced on Monday via a statement by the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, adding that closure was necessary to effectively manage traffic better and tighten security at the stadium.

He assured that provisions have been made to manage traffic along the axis for the 12-hour period.

The statement partly reads;

In line with this development, motorists are advised to avoid moving around the stadium from 10.00 am. Traffic approaching Teslim Balogun from Ojuelegba and Alaka/Eric Moore can only pass through the flyover.

According to the commissioner, only vehicles with VVIP stickers or tickets would be allowed to approach the stadium and park with vehicles conveying persons with VVIP tickets permitted to drive into Teslim Balogun Stadium.

Oladeinde appealed to motorists that use the corridor frequently to cooperate with LASTMA officials that will be deployed to manage the traffic flow as it will ease movement and minimize expected inconveniences.

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