Media Officer of the Nigerian national team, Toyin Ibitoye says the news from an online publication that four Super Eagles players tested positive to Covid-19 is false.
Rohr in an official online media parley organized from the Austria camp of the super eagles had mentioned that four players of the team tested positive during the worldwide Covid 19 period but are now OK and back in training.
The controversial quote reads:
“I won’t reveal their names they are fine now.”
Ibitoye put out a disclaimer immediately after the press conference.
“Please discountenance any reports that some of our players tested positive to Covid 19 ahead of tomorrow’s friendly game against Algeria. It is blatant falsehood.”
He further explained that the writer of the story misunderstood what coach Gernot Rohr said at the virtual press conference held a few moments ago that since the outbreak of the pandemic, four our players had tested positive, but were all now fully recovered from the virus and back in action.
Covid-19 tests are already conducted this afternoon before the game tomorrow against Algeria now scheduled to hold at the Worthersee Stadion, Klagenfort.