Okereke tests positive for COVID-19

Ebenezer Bajela

Club Brugge has announced that Nigeria international, David Okere, has tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday.

The Belgian club confirmed the news on their website.

“Attacker David Okereke took a positive Corona test this (Tuesday) morning,” a statement on the club’s website said.

“The attacker was immediately quarantined and will be retested next week.”

The 23-year-old will therefore miss Sunday’s Belgian Pro League matchday 6 fixture against Zulte-Waregem at the Regenboogstadion.

Okere became the third high-profile Nigerian player to test positive for COVID-19 after Paul Onuachu of Genk and Samuel Kalu of Ligue 1 club Bordeaux also tested positive for the virus with both players already recovered.

Okere has made four appearances so far this season and opened his goals account last weekend in the club’s 4-1 win over Waasland-Beveren.