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Iwobi out of Nigeria squad for Benin duel after testing positive for COVID-19

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Alex Iwobi will not be participating in the game between the Super Eagles and Benin Republic in Porto-Novo on Saturday.

The Everton star has been ruled out of the clash after he reportedly tested positive for coronavirus.

Players and officials of the Gernit Rohr team took Covid-19 test on their arrival at Cotonou from Lagos on Friday, with the winger’s test returning positive.

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The Squirrels of Benin Republic will also be without Rodrigue kossi and Jacques Bessan after the duo tested positive for Covid-19.

Both Nigeria and Benin are seeking to qualify for the 2021 AFCON tournament billed for January 2022 in Cameroon.

The Eagles will scale through with a draw, while the Squirrels require a straight win against Nigeria to reach the finals.

The game will kick off by 5:00p.m.

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