As Flying Eagles eagerly await their fate in the ongoing WAFU-B U20 Championship on Saturday afternoon, the team recorded a cheering news when it was reported that the Covid-19 test conducted on the team by the organisers all returned negative.
It was reported before the game with the Black Satellites of Ghana on Wednesday that two of the Flying Eagles players tested positive to the Coronavirus and they subsequently missed the important tie Nigeria went on to lose 1-0 because they were in isolation.
But miraculously a few days after that positive test results they have been cleared free of the disease after another round of test conducted on Thursday in Benin Republic.
“Update: Test results from our last Covid-19 tests for players and officials all came back negative,” the media officer of the team, Andrew Randa posted on the social media and picked up by www.dasportstainment247.com.
Nigeria will need favours from their fierce neighbours, Ghana if they are to advance to the next round of the competition after they could only pick a point from two games. They began the tournament with an unimpressive 1-1 draw with the Baby Elephants of Cote d’ Ivoire and followed that up with an insipid 1-0 loss to Ghana.
The Flying Eagles’ qualification to the next round is beyond them as they would need Ghana to beat Cote d’ Ivoire by at least two goals difference.
The much hype game comes up Saturday evening in Port Novo, Benin Republic and all Nigerians will stay glued to their electronic devices to keep track of the game from the beginning to the end.