Nigeria's Alex Iwobi cleared to face Lesotho after testing negative for COVID-19ย 
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Nigeria's Alex Iwobi cleared to face Lesotho after testing negative for COVID-19ย 

Alex Iwobi will be available for selection when Nigeria takes on Lesotho in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier after a second coronavirus test came out negative. 

Iwobi was absent on Saturday against Benin after testing positive for coronavirus. Super Eagles spokesman Babafemi Rafi has revealed the Everton winger will be available for selection on Tuesday evening. 

The former Arsenal man quit the Super Eagles training camp on his return from Benin, but coach Gernot Rohr insisted the test result in Benin was "fake".

Rohr said after Monday night's training that Iwobi would be expected to start ahead of Henry Onyekuru on the left side of the attack if his test result was negative.

"If he is negative he can play, if not, we will play again with Henry on the left side, like we did in Benin," he said.

The game will be the first international staged in the commercial capital of Lagos for 10 years. 

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