Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu has evaluated positive for coronavirus, according to his Belgian club Genk.
However his club mates and compatriots Stephen Odey and Cyril Dessers tested negative.
The 26- year-old striker is the only favorable case in the club.
” In the run-up to the very first exhibition game of the season, the whole Genk group was checked the other day (Tuesday). Everyone checked negative other than Onuachu,” a report on Belgian website hln.be stated.
The 6ft7in striker left Belgium for Nigeria on May 27, along with fellow Eagles strikers Victor Osimhen and Imoh Ezekiel.
He returned to his club June 28 after he was stranded for a week in Lagos due to travel limitations caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
According to hln.be, Onuachu will miss out on Genk’s first exhibition video game of the season against Eendracht Termien on Thursday as he will be quarantined for a week.
Onuachu’s COVID-19 status has nevertheless raised concerns within the Genk squad as he had actually trained intensively with the remainder of the team for more than a week now.
Onuachu signed up with Genk from Danish club FC Midtjylland last summertime and scored 10 goals for the club before the Belgian Pro Division season was ended quickly due to COVID-19