News coming out of France reports that Super Eagles forward Samuel Kalu has become a coronavirus patient after testing positive. 

While Kalu’s club Bordeaux made the announcement on Tuesday without revealing his name, Nigerian publication Brila believes it is the 22-year-old Abia-born footballer.

“Bordeaux forward, Samuel Kalu, has been tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the second Super Eagles star to contract the disease after Genk striker, Paul Onuachu,” the outlet wrote.

“Kalu has been in quarantine in France since returning from holidays in Nigeria, and a report from AFP confirmed that Kalu was the player announced by the club to have contracted COVID-19 on July 6,” added the report.

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