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Iwobi tests positive for Covid, out of Nigeria-Benin – reports

Alex Iwobi misses Nigeria's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Benin subsequent to testing positive for Covid, as indicated by reports in the nearby media. 

Unconfirmed sources demonstrate that the assailant was tried positive for Covid-19 upon appearance in Benin in front of Saturday's confrontation between the Super Eagles and the Squirrels. 

The news comes as a significant blow for Gernot Rohr as he hopes to get the Eagles over the line and secure their pass to Cameroon. 

The assaulting midfielder has been a critical figure under the German mentor, and would very likely have begun for the West Africans had he been accessible. 

It stays not yet clear how Iwobi had the option to leave England for Nigeria without testing for Covid, with one clarification maybe being that he gotten the disease since showing up in West Africa. 

Reports in the neighborhood media likewise demonstrate that two Benin players have additionally tried positive for Covid-19. 

His nonattendance brought up additional issues about Nigeria's assaulting design, with Moses Simon and Samuel Kalu effectively missing from the crew. 

With that pair missing, Iwobi had been immovably in dispute to begin the left, in spite of the fact that without him, the entryway has been opened for Henry Onyekuru, in structure at Galatasaray, who currently has an uncommon chance to intrigue Rohr. 

The adaptable star—additionally previously on the books of Everton—has attempted to persuade the German mentor of his benefits, regardless of star turns in the Belgian Jupiler League and the Turkish Super Lig. 

He at first wasn't in the Nigeria crew, yet subsequent to being called up because of a withdrawal, presently gets the opportunity to have a special interest in a beginning billet under Rohr. 

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In spite of expectation that Rohr may settle on a 3-5-2 arrangement, he eventually plumped for a 4-4-2, with a back four of Sanusi, William Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun, and Ola Aina. 

In front of them, Wilfred Ndidi and Joe Aribo start in a midfield two, with Samuel Chukwueze and Onyekuru in the wide jobs. 

Victor Osimhen will lead the line, pair with Kelechi Iheanacho.

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