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Caf clears Iwobi for Nigeria’s Afcon qualifier against Lesotho

The 24-year-old shall be obtainable for choice when the Super Eagles slug it out against the Crocodiles at Teslim Balogun Stadium

The Confederation of African Football has cleared Alex Iwobi to function for Nigeria of their 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Lesotho.

The Super Eagles will tackle the Crocodiles of their ultimate Afcon qualifying sport at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos on Tuesday night.

Iwobi was not concerned when Gernot Rohr’s males secured a 1-0 victory over the Republic of Benin on Friday after testing optimistic to Covid-19 on his arrival in Porto Novo.

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The versatile midfielder, has, nonetheless, been subjected to a different take a look at in Lagos and the end result got here out detrimental.

With the end result, Caf has now confirmed the previous Arsenal star shall be obtainable for choice when the three-time African champions slug it out against the Crocodiles.

“Caf has cleared Alex Iwobi to play today’s game against Lesotho,” learn a press release from the NFF media channel.

“The Super Eagles participant had earlier examined optimistic following the Covid-19 exams carried out on the Super Eagles squad on arrival in Porto Novo, Benin Republic.

“However, Iwobi’s further Covid-19 tests have returned negative. Clina Lancet Laboratories in Victoria Island, Lagos conducted the PCR tests. With this, Alex Iwobi is up for selection today.”

CAF has cleared Alex Iwobi to play at this time’s sport against Lesotho. The Super Eagles participant had earlier examined optimistic following the COVID-19 exams carried out on the Super Eagles squad on arrival in Porto Novo, Benin Republic.

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Iwobi will hope to assist the Super Eagles finish the qualifiers on a profitable word against Lesotho on their residence soil.

Already, Nigeria coach Rohr has revealed his need to see his aspect end the qualifying marketing campaign on a excessive.

“We hope to finish these qualifiers well, which we began since June 2017, we did not lose a qualifier and so we want to finish with a good victory,” Rohr instructed the media.

“We won’t underrate Lesotho because they have a good defence, they made some draws in this competition and they don’t have anything to lose.”

Nigeria have now certified for the final two Africa Cup of Nations with video games to spare underneath Rohr, after failing to function within the 2017 version.

The Super Eagles completed third on the final version of the continental event in Egypt, behind winners Algeria and runners up Senegal.

Their finest performances on the biennial competitors had been in 1980, 1994 and 2013, the place they gained the extremely coveted trophy and can hope to clinch their fourth title on the 2022 version of the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

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