Rising Nigerian footballer, David Okereke who recently joined Belgian side Club Brugge last summer from Spezia Calcio of Italy has tested positive for coronavirus.
The youngster who is a member of the Nigeria U23 squad has scored 9 goals for his new club, tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus after all members of his Club Brugge exercised another round of the coronavirus tests.
The Belgian Pro League champions in a statement announced that Okereke has been isolated from the squad following the development.
The 23-year-old scored in the club’s 4-1 victory over Waasland-Beveren over the weekend.
“The attacker was immediately quarantined and will be retested next week.” The club’s official Twitter handle read.
Okereke’s incident came barely 48 hours after Atletico Madrid confirmed that their manager Diego Simeone has tested positive for the deadly coronavirus. Los Rojiblancos will kick off the 2020-2021 Spanish League campaign on September 27 when they welcome Granada to the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.
The Argentine-born tactician is likely to miss his side’s opening fixture due to the virus as he will be expected to stay isolated for two weeks.
A statement on the club’s official website reads: “This day new PCR tests were carried out on the whole group and the technician has given a positive result.
He is isolated at home fulfilling the corresponding quarantine.” This development will however come as a huge setback for Atletico’s preparations towards their contention for the La Liga title this season.
Media report earlier had it that Napoli President, Aurelio De Laurentiis joined the list of football administrators who have contracted the deadly coronavirus. The 71-year-old Italian was said to have attended a meeting with the other Serie A club representatives close to the start of the new season, De Laurentiis, alongside everyone who attended the meeting were urged to take COVID-19 tests while they go into isolation.