Breaking: Nigerian football Guru Infected With Coronavirus In Italy Breaking: Nigerian football Guru Infected With Coronavirus In Italy
A – Serie C – player in the Italian third division has been confirmed coronavirus positive. This is the
the first case of a footballer in Europe to be infected with this virus. BBC in a live update identified
the player as Paul Akpan Udoh, who is an Italian-Nigerian footballer. 22-years-old Udoh who plays for
Pianese in Serie C is said to be diagnosed on Thursday and has been isolated. A report from the Tuscany
region states; “Two new suspected positive cases of Coronavirus in Tuscany. Both are awaiting confirmation by
the Higher Institute of Health. “One is a 22 year old man in the Siena province, a Pianese player,
who last Saturday had symptoms in a hotel in Alessandria, where he was training with the team ahead of
Sunday’s game (at Juventus U-23s).
“He did not play the game that morning as he had a high fever.
The team returned to Piancastagnaio, while he went home. Wednesday morning, he was tested in his home and the
results came back as positive in the evening. “Since early this morning, he is at a hospital in Siena, in isolation.
He is in good, healthy condition. Another player of the team felt the same symptoms, which the club is tracking.”