About eight members of the Super Eagles are presently being confined to protective custody in Spain and England, in a precautionary measure against the pandemic Coronavirus, with some sporting events either suspended or cancelled.
The Spanish Laliga had been suspended for two weeks and seven Nigeria internationals are affected by the measure, to avoid physical contact with possible carriers of the virus.
Kenneth Omeruo, Chidozie Awaziem, Samuel Chukwueze, Ramon Azeez and Peter Etebo will all sit out the next two LaLiga fixtures, while in England, three players; Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City and Everton’s Alex Iwobi, have also been placed under watch alongside their teammates.
More than 120,000 people have been infected with the virus with over 4,000 deaths already recorded. The fall-out of the coronavirus has affected sporting events with a couple of matches played behind closed doors across Europe.