Sebastian Osigwe, new Super Eagles invitee, tests positive for Coronavirus

Sebastian Osigwe, new Super Eagles invitee, tests positive for Coronavirus

- Sebastian Osigwe who is a Nigerian goalie has contracted deadly COVID-19

- Osigwe's club Lugano confirmed this latest development on their website

- The 26-year-old goalie was recently invited to the Super Eagles for double header against Sierra Leone

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Goalkeeper Sebastian Osigwe who recently got invited into the Super Eagles of Nigeria has contracted deadly Coronavirus and has been ordered to go into self-isolation.

His club Lugano FC took to their official website to confirm the latest development as they also claimed that seven other players have also tested positive for the virus.

“The management of FC Lugano announces that the tests carried out following the positivity of Mattia Bottani also highlighted the positivity of the goalkeeper Sebastian Osigwe.''

Osigwe's name came out on the list Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr released on Thursday evening, October 29, for the double header against Sierra Leone.

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The 26-year-old goalkeeper will be on isolation for ten days for him to have another test and this is expected to rule him out of the Super Eagles coming game.

Gernot Rohr and his wards are expected to open camp for the two games next week as they will first face Sierra Leone on Friday, November 13 before the second game four days later.

Nigeria are aiming to qualify for the 2021 African Cup of Nations as they won bronze at the 2019 edition which was held in Egypt.

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa is on standby and the former Katsina United stopper may be called to replace Osigwe.

Sebastian Osigwe, new Super Eagles invitee, tests positive for Coronavirus
Sebastian Osigwe, new Super Eagles invitee, tests positive for Coronavirus. Photo by RvS.Media/Robert Hradil
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Earlier, had reported how Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr called up captain Ahmed Musa, defender William Ekong, midfield enforcer Oghenekaro Etebo and 21 others for November's 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying quick-fire double against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone.

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Defenders Kenneth Omeruo, Leon Balogun and Chidozie Awaziem, midfielder Alex Iwobi and forwards Moses Simon, Samuel Chukwueze and Chidera Ejuke are also called.

Nigeria’s leading marksman in the series, Victor Osimhen returns after missing out of this month’s friendlies against Algeria and Tunisia, just as midfielder Joseph Ayodele-Aribo and South Africa –based goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi.

Switzerland-based goalkeeper Sebastian Osigwe will hope to earn his first cap for Nigeria, while defenders Kevin Akpoguma and Zaidu Sanusi, who impressed in the friendlies in Austria, have been handed opportunities to add to their caps.

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