Nigeria international and and AlNassr forward Ahmed Musa has rubbished insinuations in some quarters that he tested positive to the coronavirus, describing it as complete fake news that should be ignored.
The former CSKA Moskow ace who breezed into the country with his family few days back, said he and the family are in top shape and only observing the mandatory 14 days quarantine as reponsible and law abiding citizens of the country. He enjoined Nigerians to observe to stay safe by maintaining social distance while adding the need to avoid fake news to the list of dos and donts which have been regularly reeled out on television as a way of avoiding the spread of the pandemic.
“Pls ignore any false news about me or 𝐌𝐲 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲 testing positive to Covid 19.We are self-isolating for 14 days as we just got in from Saudi Arabia as the law stipulates. Stay safe! Maintain social distance. AVOID FAKE NEWS!” he submitted via his twitter handle.
Musa who will be leading the Super Eagles in a two legged Nations cup qualifier against Seirra leone whenever the pandemic takes its hands off the jugular of the globe, will in the meantime make do with in door training like most players since the global lockdown and ban on sporting activities began.
Nigeria was originally billed to battle Sierra leone on March 27th at the Stephen Keshi stadium Asaba but the fixtures was put in the cooler like other fixtures in the continent and around the world when effect of the pandemic became too hot for comfort.
The red curtain was in fact raised in sports circle when Arsenal manager Mike Arteta tested positive to the virus and the premier league was subsequently suspended. Other leagues immediately followed and even the Olympics was postponed till next year.
The Arsenal manager has since recovered and is looking forward to decision on the way forward for the season that was suspended in the middle of the road.
Musa whose brace against Iceland at the 2018 world cup in Russia tickled the fancy of many despite Eagles early exit from the tournament joined Saudi Arabian side AlNassr shortly after the world cup and has since scored seven goals for the side in 47 appearances.
Recall that he is not the only Eagle in the Saudi league as John Ogu equally joined Al-Adalah in January this year.