Nigeria striker,Paul Onuachu tests positive for COVID-19


Super Eagles striker,Paul Onuachu has tested positive for COVID-19.

Onuachu coronavirus status was reported by Belgian tabloid, Het Laaste Niuews.

According to, the 26-year-old tested positive at his club and has since gone into isolation.

Ahead of the club exhibition game, all the players were tested, including compatriots Stephen Odey and Cyril Dessers, and they were all negative except the towering striker who will now miss his team’s pre-season friendly tomorrow.

“In the run-up to the first exhibition game of the season, the entire Genk group was tested yesterday (Tuesday),” a report on the Belgian website stated.

“Everyone tested negative except Onuachu.”

Onuachu will miss Genk’s first exhibition game of the season against Eendracht Termien on Thursday as he will be quarantined for at least a week.

The Nigeria international was initially stranded in the country because of travel restriction before finally finding a way to join his club ahead of the new season.

Onuachu has six caps and a goal for the national team.