Paul Onuachu, Super Eagles forward, tests negative for Covid-19

Paul Onuachu, Super Eagles forward, tests negative for Covid-19

- Paul Onuachu has recovered from deadly coronavirus after a week

- The Super Eagles striker is currently in Belgium with his club Genk

- Onuachu was among the Super Eagles stars that won bronze at 2019 AFCON

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Nigerian football fans have been given a cheering and awesome news as Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu has recovered from deadly coronavirus which is disturbing the world.

Coronavirus has been the major issue affecting the whole world since the virus emerged in China and has killed countless numbers of people since last year.

Football in all European nations was suspended when the virus became more deadly in March this year before authorities in charge of the game later gave the green light.

Last week, there was an announcement that Paul Onuachu contracted Covid-19 after returning from a short break in Nigeria where he spent some time with his family.

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This forced his club Genk in Belgium to order him to go for compulsory isolation and missed some pre-season games.

“By Friday he will just train with the group. Paul can also compete against Excelsior on Friday in the test match,'' Genk coach Hannes Wolf told Het Nieuwsblad.

Stephen Odeh who moved from Nigerian topflight side MFM FC to Genk also tested negative to Covid-19 in another great development for the super winger.

Paul Onuachu, Super Eagles forward, tests negative for Covid-19

Paul Onuachu, Super Eagles forward, tests negative for Covid-19 (photo: Getty)
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These two Nigerians are now expected to play for Genk in their friendly match on Friday, July 17, against Excelssior behind closed doors.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how after more than two years that he last played any competitive football, Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins rejoined Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua.

At the age of 35, fans would have been expecting the former Super Eagles star to announce his retirement, but Obafemi Martins is not yet done with football.

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Obafemi Martins was last involved in a professional game in April 2018 for Shanghai Shenhua where he scored 32 goals in 59 games in what was an incredible record.

But last year, Obafemi Martins was unable to play any game at all because of the career threatening injury he sustained.

He has however recuperated from the hamstring injury and Obafemi Martins is now ready to return to the pitch for active football.

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