AFCON: Why Napoli may delay Osimhen

There are indications Victor Osimhen may be travelling to Cameroon later than anticipated for the Africa Cup of Nations.

Though the 22-year old striker has been spotted in Nigeria for the Yuletide celebrations with his family, a close associate of the striker hints he would be back in Italy for a long-scheduled medical checkup.

Akatugba, a journalist based in Germany was quoted on an Italian news outlet as saying Osimhen has no problem with the medical checkup or even playing for Napoli as late as January 6th before linking up with the Super Eagles.

“Osimhen is in Nigeria with his family, but I have not met him because I am in Germany.” ilnapolista.it quotes Akatugba as telling Radio Marte.

He continued: “However Victor will return to Naples to make the last check planned for some time.

“ As for Osimhen, Victor would be very happy to play and win in Turin and then leave to represent Nigeria in the Africa Cup.

“ He would have no problem if the club asked him, but what he doesn’t like is if and when Napoli tells him not to go to the Africa Cup..”

Osimhen is top on Nigeria’s 28-man list for the AFCON tournament that would be starting in a few days time in Cameroon.

The Super Eagles will be starting their campaign against Egypt before other group games against Guniea and Sudan.

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