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COVID-19: All Super Eagles players cleared to play Sudan game

Yemi Sodeeq

While some teams are reeling from the pains of the ravaging Covid-19 pandemic, it is yet good news again for the Super Eagles of Nigeria as all the players have now been medically cleared to file out against Sudan.

According to futballgalore.com, the latest round of tests indicates that there was no Covid-19 positive case in the camp of the three times AFCON winner.

Teams like Senegal, Burkinafaso has had their squad wrecked with reported cases of Covid-19 with some of their players being sidelined.

Super Eagles, which had their last training session on Friday looked ready to take on the battle with the Falcons of Jediane who played out a goalless draw in their first game against Guinea Bissau.

After picking up the three maximum points against Pharaohs of Egypt in the opening game on Tuesday, the Coach Austin Eguavoen led side will look forward to defeating the Sudanese team in order to pick up the round of 16 slots.

Records show that Nigeria and Sudan have met in 14 matches across all competitions since their first clash back in 1963. While the Super Eagles have claimed eight wins of the meetings, the Sudan team has only won two of the encounters while four games have been drawn.

The host, Cameroon became the first team to clinch the round of 16 ticket after securing six points from two games with Morroco also joining them in the ranks.

Nigeria faces Sudan on Saturday at 5pm Nigerian time.

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