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Victor Osimhen: Napoli forward tests positive of coronavirus

Nigeria international and Napoli forward Victor Osimhen has tested positive for coronavirus on Friday.

Nigeria international and Napoli forward Victor Osimhen has tested positive for coronavirus on Friday.

The Super Eagles striker had returned to Naples after spending times in Lagos over the festive season amid relaxation of lockdown in Italy.

As reported by his club portal, Osimhen was subjected to a Covid-19 test immediately after his arrival and is set to remain in quarantine for some days.

“Napoli report 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,” the club posted on Twitter.

Osimhen was expected to return to action this month after recovering from a shoulder injury sustained while in action for Nigeria in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone.

He is will definitely miss Sunday’s clash against Cagliari and his return for the Neapolitans is expected to be after next ten days.

In his absence, Napoli have won just five of their ten matches in all competitions, and they are ranked third on the Serie A table with 28 points from 14 matches.


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