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Covid-19 Strikes Sports Again: Zlatan, Nine Kwara Utd Players Test Positive

The Covid-19 pandemic is not going away anytime soon as AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic has caught the virus.

Nine Kwara United players also tested positive for the virus after tests were conducted on them.

The club said the 38-year-old former Sweden international has been placed in quarantine at home.

His positive result came in a second round of testing after defender Leo Duarte tested positive on Wednesday, and all other players and staff returned negative tests.

Both players will miss Thursday’s Europa League third qualifying round match with Bodo/Glimt.

Ibrahimovic scored twice in Milan’s 2-0 Serie A win over Bologna on Monday.

He signed a one-year contract extension with the club last month.

Kwara United recorded the nine positive coronavirus cases after players and staff of the club were tested for the infection ahead of a possible restart of the Nigeria Professional Football League.

The club in compliance with the regulation of the League Management Company (LMC) had all their members take the test on September 17.

It was gathered that the Afonja Warriors mandated all players to take the tests as they return to training in Ilorin.

Nine of the stars returned positive results and have been taken to the Sobi Isolation Centre in Ilorin.

All clubs have been ordered by the LMC to perform COVID-19 test for players and officials in line with the protocols and guidelines from the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

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