Club Brugge striker David Okereke tests positive for COVID-19


Club Brugge attacker David Okereke has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), on Tuesday morning, his Belgian club has confirmed.

The Nigeria international has immediately gone into quarantine and will miss his team’s trip to Zulte-Waregem on Sunday.

“David Okereke tests positive for COVID-19. The attacker was immediately quarantined and will be retested next week,” the club tweeted.

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Okereke ended his goal drought by scoring his first 2020 goal in Club Brugge’s 4-1 triumph over Waasland-Beveren in Saturday’s Belgian First Division A match.

Fellow compatriot, Emmanuel Dennis, Senegal duo Krepin Diatta and Youssouph Badji will continue in his absence as they seek to extend their winning run in Waregem on Sunday.

Okereke joined Philippe Clement’s side on a four-year contract from Italian outfit Spezia in July 2019.

He helped the club win the Belgian First Division A title last campaign with a total of nine goals in 22 games.

The Lagos-born forward earned his maiden call up to Super Eagles in March 2019 but he was an unused substitute in Nigeria’s 1-0 victory over Egypt at the Stephen Keshi Stadium.


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