COVID-19: Osimhen finally tests negative

After two positive tests within 10 days, Serie A side, Napoli have officially announced their Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen has now recovered from coronavirus.

Napoli dropped the cheering news on their Twitter handle on Friday and Roving Naija also gathered that Osimhen should be back in training with his teammates immediately from Saturday.

The club wrote: Victor Osimhen has recovered from Corona


The 21-year old had first tested positive for coronavirus on New Year’s day on arrival from Nigeria after a short holiday.

Last week, another test was also carried out on Osimhen and it returned positive before this latest breakthrough.

Osimhen before testing positive for the virus has been on the sidelines with a shoulder injury cupped during international duty with the Super Eagles.

The former LOSC Lille attack suffered a shoulder injury when Nigeria played Sierra Leone and has not played for the Partenopei since he scored the winner against Bologna on November 8, 2020.

Osimhen since making his record-breaking move from French club Lille to Italy in August has made just eight appearances for Gattuso’s side with just two goals to his name. 

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