No Super Eagles player tested positive for COVID-19 in Austria camp – Ibitoye

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Eagles management has dismissed reports some quarters some of the players the team’s Austria camp have tested for .

Some sections of the had reported on Thursday four players of the Eagles tested for the deadly and had undergo another round of testing.


But of the Eagles, Toyin Ibitoye, expressed dismay over such reports, noting results of the tests carried on the players on Thursday were being awaited at the time of this .

He wondered how the players can test for the virus without the result of their tests.

Ibitoye said that such reports could negatively affect the players ahead of the team’s international friendly against Algeria on Friday.


“Please discountenance reports that some of our players tested positive ahead of tomorrow’s friendly game against Algeria. It is a blatant falsehood.

“The writer of the story, was not part of the press conference earlier today totally misrepresented what Coach Rohr said.


“Rohr said that since the outbreak of the pandemic, four of our players had tested positive, but we’re all now fully recovered from the virus and back action.

“The results of the COVID-19 tests carried on the Super Eagles ahead of tomorrow’s game are still being awaited,” he added.

Meanwhile, organisers of the Nigeria-Algeria have changed the venue of the encounter.

The was earlier scheduled take place at the Jacques Lemmans Arena the Austrian state of Carinthia, which contains only 2,420 spectators, but has now been moved to Worthersee Stadium Klagenfurt, with 30,000 seating capacity.

No reason was given for the change in the venue.

NAN reports that the Super Eagles trained only ones on Thursday ahead of the clash against the Desert Foxes of Algeria scheduled to kick-off by 7:30 p.m. Nigerian time on Friday.


The team is expected to lock horns with their Tunisian counterparts on Oct. 13.