Sabastian Osigwe has tested positive for covid-19 just a few days after receiving his first international call up from Nigeria.
Osigwe and seven of his FC Lugano teammates tested positive for the virus as confirmed by the Swiss club.
“The management of FC Lugano announces that the tests carried out following the positivity of Mattia Bottani also highlighted the positivity of the goalkeeper Sebastian Osigwe,” FC Lugano announced on their website.
The goalkeeper will now self-isolate for 10 days before another test will be carried out.
If his next test comes out positive, the 26-year-old will miss Nigeria’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers against Sierra Leone in November.
The goalkeeper was among the 24 players called up by Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr for the double-header.