President of the Nigeria Soccer Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has revealed the essential position he performed in stopping Alex Iwobi from being quarantined in Benin Republic final weekend, experiences Completesports.com.
The Everton winger returned a constructive coronavirus check few hours to Nigeria’s 1-0 win in opposition to the Squirrels of Benin on the Stade Charles de Gaulle, Porto-Novo on Saturday.
The 24-year-old was changed by Henry Onyekuru within the beginning line-up.
On Tuesday (in the present day) morning, the Nigeria Soccer Federation said that after additional assessments had been performed the consequence got here out destructive.
“Final Saturday was a troublesome day for Alex Iwobi and his household, after the information broke that he had examined constructive for the COVID-19 virus forward of the away recreation in opposition to the Squirrels of Benin Republic,” Pinnick wrote on his Twitter deal with.
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“The concern of Iwobi being quarantined was actual and worrying so I took the accountability of consulting with each related authority to get him to journey out of Benin by boat about 7:30pm, to forestall him getting remoted there.
“And to the glory of God, after additional assessments in Lagos, it was confirmed that Iwobi was not contaminated with the COVID-19 virus.
“Naturally, we’re all relieved and enthusiastic about this. It could be very remiss of me to neglect to thank the Honourable Minister of Info & Tradition, Lai Mohammed, the Government Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the D-G of the DSS and Rear Admiral Barabutemegha Gbassa, the Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command, for his or her constant calls to make sure we had been alright, as we got here into Lagos through Ilase, by the creeks.
“The excellent news is that Alex Iwobi has been cleared to play in in the present day’s recreation in opposition to Lesotho and might now assist the crew end the qualifiers on a excessive. His medical clearance has been recieved from @CAF_Online & it means he’s cleared to play.
”Lastly, we’re extraordinarily grateful for the help from Nigerians at all times.”
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