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AFCON qualifier: COVID-19 rules may deny Iwobi, Troost-Ekong, others from playing

by Kunle Awosiyan

Except the Nigeria Football Federation and Coach Gernot Rohr decide to camp the Super Eagles in Benin Republic for one week ahead of the Cameroon 2022 AFCON qualifier against the Squirrels, Nigeria may be forced to play the game without some of its regular stars based in England and South Africa.

Among the players are Alex Iwobi, William Troost-Ekong, Kelechi Iheanacho, Ola Aina and goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi.

Going by the current NCDC rules, players coming from outside the country, especially England and South Africa, must be tested for COVID-19 and quarantined for a long period of time before being integrated to the society.

The Super Eagles will meet the Squirrels of Benin Republic on March 22 in a game they need a draw to qualify for next year’s African Cup of Nations.

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