Super Eagles forward, Paul Onuachu, has tested positive for COVID-19.

The 26-year old Genk hitman is the first Super Eagles player to test positive for the virus.

Onuachu’s club, Genk, made the announcement in a statement on its official website.

The club said the entire playing and non-playing staff was tested in preparation for the first exhibition game of the season.

The club revealed all the players tested negative except the Super Eagles star.


The striker left Belgium for Nigeria on May 28th, alongside fellow Eagles strikers Victor Osimhen and Imoh Ezekiel.

Recall that Eons Intelligence reported that the trio immediately commenced the mandatory 14-day quarantine as directed by the Federal Government and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

On June 10th, the trio came out of isolation, and left the Lagos Isolation Centre immediately.

Onuachu returned to his club on June 28th after he was stranded  for a week in Lagos due to travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to, Onuachu will miss Genk’s first exhibition game of the season against Eendracht Termien on today, July 9th, 2020, and will be quarantined for a week.

However, the COVID-19 status of the Nigerian striker has unsettled and rattled the Genk squad as he had trained intensively with the rest of the squad for more than a week now.

Onuachu joined Genk from Danish club FC Midtjylland last summer, and scored 10 goals for the club before the Belgian Pro Division season halted indefinitely due to COVID-19 pandemic emerged in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.


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