Napoli’s Attacker, Osimhen tests Covid-19 positive

BOLOGNA, ITALY - NOVEMBER 08: Victor Osimhen of SSC Napoli looks on during the Serie A match between Bologna FC and SSC Napoli at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on November 08, 2020 in Bologna, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

Super Eagles Attacker, Victor Osimhen won’t be available again for SS Napoli this weekend despite his recovery from his shoulder injury after he returned a positive Covid-19 test on Friday ahead of their Sunday tie with Cagliari.

Having been away for the yuletide break, his Italian club confirmed on Friday evening on their official twitter handle that the striker has proceeded to self-isolation after his test affirmed that he is Covid-19 positive on his return to the team.

“The SSCN reports that footballer Victor Osimhen tested positive for the molecular naso-pharyngeum swab on his return from abroad yesterday afternoon. The player is asymptomatic and has not met the team group,” a statement from the club read.

📌 | La SSCN comunica che il calciatore Victor Osimhen è risultato positivo al tampone naso-faringeo molecolare effettuato ieri pomeriggio al suo rientro dall’estero. Il calciatore è asintomatico e non ha incontrato il gruppo squadra.

— Official SSC Napoli (@sscnapoli) January 1, 2021

The Nigerian is sure to miss the Pertonopei’s away trip to Cagliari on Sunday and the home tie with Spezia three days later. His quick recovery from the virus could be a chance to play against Udinese on January 10.

Osimhen has been involved in just six Serie A game for Napoli with two goals since his celebrated move to Italy at he beginning of the season.


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