Two Nigerian players in the English Premier League player stands at risk as their head coach was tested positive for coronavirus. Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodger who currently the head coach of Leicester City was confirmed positive for coronavirus and was placed in self-isolation for some time.
The two Nigerian players Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho are playing under Brendan Rodgers at Leicester City and with the manager been infected raised concerns for the players. But right now, the English Premier League community will heave a sigh of relief after the manager Brendan Rodgers disclosed that he has fully recovered from the virus.
The former Liverpool boss also explained that his wife also tested positive for the infection and she has also fully recovered. Rodgers likened that symptoms to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, saying he was weak, unable to walk and had some struggles. According to him he said: “Me and my wife had it just after (the season) broke up. A week later I really started to struggle, I had no smell and no taste,” the manager told news men.
He also said: “It reminded me of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, as you climb higher you get more breathless.” Ahead of the June 17 restart of the English Premier League, the 47-year-old was spotted in training on Wednesday, May 20. Preparing for the resumption of the league with his players of which the two Nigerian players were included.
Leicester City is currently in the third-place position which qualifies them for the Champions League if they will be able to maintain the spot till the end of the season. All things being equal the two Nigerian players will be in the 2020/21 Uefa Champions League if they still remain with Leicester City till next transfer season.