Another Nigerian Footballer Tests Positive For COVID-19 In France

Bordeaux forward, Samuel Kalu, has tested positive for coronavirus, COVID-19, becoming the second Super Eagles star to contract the disease after Genk striker, Paul Onuachu.

The Nigerian has been in quarantine in France and a report from AFP confirmed that Samuel Kalu was the player announced by the club to have contracted COVID-19 on July 6.

The club did not disclose the name of the infected player when they made the announcement.

The winger has missed the team’s training sessions since the opening of camp and might be left out of some of the club’s pre-season games.

Kalu, according to reports, is expected to rejoin the rest of the squad on July 27, should he turn in a negative test.

Samuel Kalu COVID-19

His compatriot, Onuachu, who tested positive for coronavirus on July 8, has since been confirmed negative, according to results from his last tests.

During the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, Kalu was rushed to hospital on the eve of Nigeria’s opening match after slumping in training. A medical report revealed he suffered from severe dehydration.

On 13 October 2018, Kalu scored his first international goal with the Nigeria senior national team against Libya. He scored the final goal in a 4–0 victory.

While Kalu collapsed during the Nigerian team training session during the AFCON 2019 which held in Egypt, rumours had it that he suffered a heart attack but this was later debunked as he collapsed as a result of severe dehydration.

He was later released from the hospital to link up with the rest of the squad in Alexandria.

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