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NFF dismisses COVID-19 report on 4 players

October 9, 2020
Gernot Rohr

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has dismissed the media reports in the local press that four of the players in the Super Eagles’ camp in Austria tested positive for coronavirus ahead of today’s friendly against Algeria.

It will be recalled that both the players and officials of Nigeria undergone COVID-19 tests in Austria and the results are still being awaited.

“Please discountenance any reports that some of our players tested positive to COVID 19 ahead of tomorrow’s friendly game against Algeria. It is a blatant falsehood,” NFF said in a statement.

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“The writer of the story, who was not part of the press conference earlier today, totally misrepresented what Coach [Gernot] Rohr said that since the outbreak of the pandemic, four of our players had tested positive but were all now fully recovered from the virus and back in action.

“The results of the COVID 19 tests carried out on the Super Eagles ahead of tomorrow’s game [Friday] are still being awaited”.

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