Napoli who are Italian ‘Serie A’ giants have confirmed that Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen has tested positive for COVID-19 again after days of isolating himself after he returned from Nigeria.
This news will come as an heartbreaking one for Napoli fans and coaching crew considering the number of games the Super Eagles striker has missed this season.
Victor Osimhen has not played for Napoli since he got injured while featuring for the Super Eagles in their AFCON 2022 first qualifying encounter against Sierra Leone in Benin.
He was at his best in the encounter for Nigeria before being injured and even missed the return leg in Freetown which also ended in a draw.
Osimhen then traveled to Nigeria to celebrate his 22nd birthday and he was even spotted dancing in public without covering himself with face mask. Upon his return back in Italy, Victor Osimhen was tested positive for Coronavirus and this was said to have made the club’s chiefs angry.
According to the the latest confirmation by Napoli, Victor Osimhen will still have another test this week. ”The molecular nasopharyngeal swab carried out this morning to the footballer Victor Osimhen, gave a positive result to Covid-19. The player will repeat the test this week.‘