Chukwueze, Etebo, Omeruo Back In Training As La Liga Eyes June Restart

Super Eagles trio of Samuel Chukwueze, Oghenekaro Etebo, and Ramon Azeez are all expected to return to training this week La Liga announced on Monday.

La Liga said clubs in Spain’s top two divisions will return to training this week for the first time since activity was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic as part of plans to re-start the league campaign in June.

The trio play for Villarreal, Granada and Getafe respectively – with Etebo on loan from Championship club Stoke City.

Also expected to resume training in Spain is the duo of Chidozie Awaziem and Kenneth Omeruo who play for relegation-threatened Leganes.

Spain has announced a four-phase plan to lift the country’s stringent lockdown and, during ‘phase zero’ from 4-11 May, professional sports leagues can go back to training.

A statement from the organising body said clubs would follow the league’s protocol for returning to training which had been agreed with Spain’s sports and health authorities and which guaranteed the safety of players and staff.

Part of La Liga’s strict protocols involve training sessions progressing from individual to small group and then team training.

Players, coaches and staff will have to be tested before individual training begins and then have daily testing.

Last Tuesday, the French Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 seasons were deemed after France banned all sporting events, including without spectators, until September.

European leagues have until 25 May to tell European football’s governing body Uefa whether they want to complete or cancel their seasons.