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Aribo Doubtful For Super Eagles Vs Lesotho

Aribo Doubtful For Super Eagles Vs Lesotho

Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo is doubtful for Nigeria’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Crocodiles of Lesotho, reports Completesports.com.

Aribo missed training on Monday due to stomach problems and may sit out today’s encounter at the Teslim Balogun, Lagos.

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“Unfortunately we have a player missing (in training) – Joe Aribo. He has stomach problems head coach Gernot Rohr said after training on Monday.

“So, we are not sure he will play.

“We are also waiting the Covid result of Iwobi. If he is negative he can play, if not we will play again with Henry (Onyekuru) on the left side, like we did in Benin.”

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  • KangA 3 years ago

    To be on the safe side, keep Iwobi off this encounter. The only reason to subject him to COVID-19 test after he’d tested positive a few days ago is to doubt the veracity of the test—false positive, or to suggest that the Beninoise authorities deliberately falsified the result to keep Iwobi off the pitch. Either scenario is possible, but not very likely.

    Considering the gravity of COVID-19 and the risk of spreading it to others, Iwobi should strictly stay in isolation, and should not be subjected to another test with the sole aim of clearing him so he can play. The minimum period of self isolation is 2 weeks.

    The medical staff should have a say in this and not allow Rohr to have the final say. If Iwobi spreads the virus to other players, there would be grave consequences to the NFF.

    This is a dead-rubber game with nothing at stake. We must ensure that our players stay safe.

    • One report says Iwobi has left camp, but was physically sharp and healthy. No signs of Covid symptoms, although the test showed him positive.

      • KangA 3 years ago

        This could be so. Prevention is better than cure. This is an emerging disease whose signs are not fully codified yet. Why not abide with known current management protocol rather than trying to bend the rules.

        Definitely Rohr cannot attempt what he is trying to do in France or Germany.

        • No professional player can be fielded without medical clearance by the medical staff, covid19 or no covid, so If IWOBI is fielded then that means he medically satified fit.

          This is not Rohr sole decision. The medical team won’t be that stupid to take undue risk. They might be sacked and their certificate seized.

  • pompei 3 years ago

    Speedy recovery to Aribo and Iwobi (if he is really infected).
    They should be given the best possible health care. Their clubs should not have to do everything.

  • Dr Tee 3 years ago

    Iwobi tested negative

  • SAMMY 3 years ago

    yea is negative

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