Paul Onuachu, Nigeria international, contracts Covid-19

Paul Onuachu, Nigeria international, contracts Covid-19

- Paul Onuachu who plays for Belgian side Genk has contracted coronavirus

- Genk have ordered the Nigerian striker to quarantine himself immediately

- Onuachu was a member of the Super Eagles team that played at 2019 AFCON

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Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu who was among Gernot Rohr's men that played at the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt has contracted the deadly coronavirus.

This latest development will come as a sad one for Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr who has been monitoring the 26-year-old star since after the 2019 Nations Cup.

According to the report on GOAL, his club in Belgium Genk ordered for tests to be conducted for all the players on Tuesday, July 7, before the result came out with only Paul Onuachu tested positive.

Genk chiefs made sure that all their players went for the test before they started their preparation for the pre-season game against Termien which is expected to be played on Thursday, July 9.

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The Belgian side have made it clear that their game will go on as scheduled and they have also sent the Nigerian striker into quarantine.

Paul Onuachu joined Genk last summer and the Nigerian has been superb for the side since he became their first choice striker.

Before the 2019/20 Belgian League season was cancelled, Paul Onuachu scored 10 goals for his club with two assists and he has been linked with a move to the Premier League.

Paul Onuachu, Nigeria international, contracts Covid-19
Paul Onuachu, Nigeria international, contracts Covid-19 (photo: Getty)
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Onuachu started his career in the Nigerian League with FC Ebedei before moving to Denmark eight years ago where he played 135 games for Midtjylland scoring 52 goals.

Earlier, had reported how Osita Okolo who is the agent of Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen explained that the Nigerian footballer rejected move to Napoli based on private and professional reason.

The news of Victor Osimhen rejecting a mega million move to Napoli came as a big disappointment for some Nigerian football lovers who were expecting him to sign for the Serie A side.

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Signing for Napoli would have made Victor Osimhen the highest paid Nigerian footballer ever in history, but the Super Eagles star snubbed the deal.

And after snubbing the deal, there were reports that Victor Osimhen rejected the offer so as for him to make a move to the Premier League.

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