Just when Victor Osimhen was thinking he has seen it all with his shoulder injury that has made him redundant for many weeks now, the striker has tested positive for COVID-19.
Reports indicate that Osimhen was returning from Lagos to Naples when he was tested for coronavirus and returned positive.
Osimhen’s Italian club has confirmed the latest development with a statement on their official twitter handle.
“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,” Napoli posted on their Twitter page on New Year’s Day.
Since dislocating his shoulder in November 2020 while in action for Nigeria in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against Sierra Leone, Osimhen has been out of action for club and country; missing almost 12 matches.
Before now, a handful of other Nigerian players had at different times tested positive for coronavirus but has since recovered and doing their thing for their respective clubs.
Anthony Okpotu, Paul Onuachu among others are some of the Nigerian players to have previously tested positive for COVID-19.Follow us on social media