Tunisia Duo Tests Positive For Covid-19 Ahead Of Nigeria Match

Carthage Eagles of Tunisia. Photo: AFP
Tunisia Duo Tests Positive For Covid-19 Ahead Of Nigeria Match - Vantage News Nigeria
Carthage Eagles of Tunisia. Photo: AFP

Two players of the Tunisian national football team, Ferjani Sassi and Seifeddine Khaoui have tested positive for the novel coronavirus ahead of Monday’s international friendly clash with the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

This was made known by a tweet from tunisie-foot.com on Sunday.

It revealed that the entire squad were tested for Covid-19 after their 3-0 international friendly victory over Sudan in Tunis last Friday.

The Carthage Eagles as they are popularly called is scheduled to play against the Super Eagles of Nigeria on Monday inan international friendly game at the Jacques Lemans Arena, Austria.

Tunisia, ranked number two in African will be without the duo in the game against the Super Eagles.

Olympique Marseille midfielder Khaoui scored the opener for the Tunisians against the Sudanese, before Ali Maaloul and Ben Slimane added to the scoreline before half time.

Zamalek’s Sassi who was an unused substitute in the game and Khaoui have both been withdrawn from the squad and placed on isolation.

The players of the Super Eagles are expected to undergo Covid-19 tests on Monday before the game.

The match will kick off at 7:30pm Nigeria time.


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