By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Super Eagles’ Alex Iwobi is set to return to the squad for Tuesday’s final Group L game of the 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) Qualifiers after missing their previous 0-1 win over Benin Republic in Port Novo due to a positive COVID-19 result.
The latest COVID-19 test conducted on the player returned negative as of Tuesday morning according to Super Eagles Media Officer, Babafemi Raji.
Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr stated that Iwobi’s COVID-19 result will determine his availability for the dead rubber game against the Crocodiles of Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere Lagos.
The result meant that the Everton player will be available for selection, while Joe Aribo might not be available due to stomach upset.
Nigeria with eleven points will finish as Group L leaders irrespective of the outcome of their final group game against Lesotho as well as Sierra Leone’s duel with Benin Republic as they alongside Benin Republic have qualified for the Cameroon 2021 tournament which will hold in 2022.
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