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Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu tests positive for Coronavirus



Paul Onuachu, has tested positive for COVID-19

Nigerian professional footballer who plays for Belgian club Genk and the Nigeria national team, as a forward, Ebere Paul Onuachu, has tested positive for COVID-19.


However, the results of his fellow Nigerians: Stephen Odey and Cyril Dessers at Belgian club, Genk, came out negative.

The 26-year-old becomes the first Eagles star to test positive for coronavirus that led to the cancellation of suspensions of sports worldwide.

“In the run-up to the first exhibition game of the season, the entire Genk group was tested yesterday (Tuesday). Everyone tested negative except Onuachu,” a report on Belgian website stated. Onuachu returned to his club on June 28, after he was stranded for a week in Lagos due to travel restrictions caused by the pandemic.

Onuachu moved to Danish club FC Midtjylland in 2012, on a scholarship, from their affiliate team in Nigeria, Ebedei where he was a prolific scorer for their youth team, and made his first-team debut in the Cup later that year, before making his league debut in December 2012.

In August 2019 he signed for Belgian club Genk. In February 2015 he was called up to the Nigerian under-23 national team. In March 2019 he received his first call-up to the Nigerian senior national team

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