Samuel Kalu, Super Eagles star, contracts deadly coronavirus

Samuel Kalu, Super Eagles star, contracts deadly coronavirus

- Samuel Kalu who plays for French club Bordeaux has tested positive for Covid-19

- The French side have asked the Nigerian player to quarantine himself immediately

- Kalu was among the Super Eagles players who played at the 2019 AFCON

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Nigeria international Samuel Kalu who plays for French club Girondins Bordeaux has contracted deadly coronavirus and has been ordered to go into isolation for the next two weeks.

The 22-year-old is now the second Super Eagles player to test positive for the virus after Genk striker Paul Onuachu who has recovered from the infection.

There were reports that Samuel Kalu was stranded in Nigeria before he eventually got the chance to travel back to his base in France.

According to the report on Score Nigeria citing AFP, Samuel Kalu is now under quarantine in his house in France and will be hoping to be negative in another test.

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Samuel Kalu, Super Eagles star, contracts deadly coronavirus

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The Super Eagles star has missed his side's pre-season preparations and he is expected to rejoin the rest of the squad on July 27 should he turn in a negative test.

Kalu was among the Super Eagles players who played at the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt where Nigeria finished as third best.

He even collapsed during training session in which he Kalu was reported to have suffered heart attack before he later regained consciousness.

Two years ago, Samuel Kalu scored his first international goal for the Super Eagles in their game against Libya.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Nigerian football fans were 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.

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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.

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.

These two Nigerians are now expected to play for Genk in their friendly match on Friday, July 17, against Excelssior behind closed doors.

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