Super Eagles striker, Paul Onuachu, has tested positive for COVID-19.
The news was confirmed by a Belgium online news medium, Het Laaste Niuews on Wednesday.
The 26-year-old striker’s result came back positive after the club side tested their players ahead of an exhibition game slated for Thursday.
However, the results of his fellow Nigerians: Stephen Odey and Cyril Dessers at Belgian club, Genk, came out negative.
Onuachu becomes the first Nigerian later to test positive for coronavirus.
“In the run-up to the first exhibition game of the season, the entire Genk group was tested yesterday (Tuesday).
“Everyone tested negative except Onuachu,” a report on Belgian website hln.be stated.
Onuachu will however be in quarantine till he recovers fully.
Recall that the coronavirus also known as Covid-19 made the world of sports go on a stand still following its break out from Wuhan China in December 2019.