- King Paul Udoh, Akwa Ibom born football star has been diagnosed with the deadly corona-virus
- Udoh now becomes first footballer in the world to encounter the disease
- The 22-year-old has been quarantined in Italian after the discovery
An Italian-Nigerian professional footballer named King Paul Akpan Udoh has reportedly emerged as the first footballer to be diagnosed with the deadly corona-virus.
The entire world has been thrown into serious panic since the outbreak of the deadly disease which emanated from China in which hundreds are currently battling for survival.
Until he was said to have been confirmed a carrier of the disease, King Paul Akpan was playing in the Italian third division side with Pianese.
King Paul Udoh, 22, was reported to have been diagnosed with deadly corona-virus on Thursday, February 27, and he has been quarantined according to various reports.
He started his professional career at Reggiana before moving to Juventus youth team in the year 2011.
Before joining Pianese in the Italian lower division, King Udoh had stint at Fernana and Faro before he was asked to leave the sides.
Meanwhile, nothing has been heard from his club about the reported incident concerning King Udoh who is said to have been quarantined.