Alex Iwobi has tested negative for COVID-19 ahead of today’s 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Lesotho, according to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
The Everton midfielder’s positive result became a subject of controversy, as he was forced to miss Saturday’s 1-0 win at Benin Republic.
He was replaced by Galatasaray’s Henry Onyekuru for the game.
However, the NFF, in a tweet on Tuesday morning, confirmed that further tests carried out on the player returned negative.
“Update: @NGSuperEagles forward, @alexiwobi has tested negative after further COVID-19 tests were conducted,” the tweet read.
It is, however, not certain if Iwobi will play any part against Lesotho.
Nigeria vs Lesotho: Iwobi tests negative for COVID-19