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Coronavirus: Nigerian footballer 22-yr-old tests positive in Italy

A 22 year old Italian-Nigerian footballer, King Paul Udoh, who plays professional football with Pianese, an Italian Serie C side, has tested positive to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) as new name.

King Paul Udoh

King has been isolated after being diagnosed with the disease on Thursday.


Italy has been mostly hit in Europe by the virus.


Udoh began his career with Reggiana before moving to Juventus in 2011 where he was loaned back for a year.


Following his progression through Juventus’ youth team, he secured a loan move to Virtus Lanciano, a Serie B side in 2016 with an option to buy at the end of the season.

According to research, Juventus loaned him to Lega Pro side, Pontedera, later the same year.


He had a loan stint with Pontedera, Fernana, Fano and Viareggio before joining Pianese on July 14, 2019.

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