Akpoguma out of Super Eagles squad for 2022 World Cup qualifiers


Kevin Akpoguma will not be available for Nigeria’s 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifying matches against Liberia and Cape Verde.

Hoffenheim have confirmed the 26-year-old has tested positive for coronavirus.

Akpoguma was among the 30 players invited by Gernot Rohr for Friday’s match at the Teslim Balogun Stadium and next week’s trip to Cape Verde.

However, he will immediately go into quarantine which rules him out of the trip to the West African country for the crucial World Cup qualifiers.

“Kevin Akpoguma tested positive for Corona despite being fully vaccinated. He will not make the trip to the Nigerian national team and instead went into quarantine at home,” read the statement on the club’s website.

“Kevin Akpoguma is symptom-free and is fine. In addition, all present players and members of the coaching and functional team were tested. All test results were negative.”

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