The team’s readiness for the big encounter on Friday evening passed through another huge blow following another withdrawal.
Nigeria’s Super Eagles have experienced another massive blow ahead of their World Cup qualifying match against Liberia as Kevin Akpoguma has been ruled out of the experience.
Akpoguma, who Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr handed a remembrance to the squad, tested positive for Coronavirus and will have to remain in quarantine.
The 26-year-old defender tested positive for the virus despite being fully vaccinated. His club Hoffenheim took to their Twitter account and their official website to publicize the news.
A statement on the club’s website read: Kevin Akpoguma tested positive for Corona regardless of being fully vaccinated. He will not make the trip to the Nigerian national team and instead went into quarantine at home.
Kevin Akpoguma is symptom-free and is ok. All present players and members of the coaching and functional team were tested. All test results came out negative.
Akpoguma’s withdrawal is another huge blow to Rohr’s plans for the game against the Lone Stars. The German tactician is already without the services of Frank Onyeka, who also was positive for coronavirus.
Ex Burkina Faso manager will also have to do without the services of seven UK players for the game against Cape Verde on September 7 because of the UK’s quarantine rules.