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Troubled Nigeria striker Osimhen tested positive for Coronavirus

Victor Osimhen will not make his return to the Napoli team this weekend after the Nigerian international tested positive for coronavirus.

Osimhen has been out of action for two months after picking up an injury in the first leg of Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier last November.

‘The club can confirm that Victor Osimhen has tested positive for COVID-19 following his return to Italy. Osimhen is currently asymptomatic and has not come into contact with the rest of the squad,’ Napoli stated on their official Twitter.

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The 22-year-old was taken off with a shoulder injury midway through the second half of the Super Eagles disastrous 4-4 draw against their West African rivals.

Osimhen has subsequently missed Napoli’s seven matches as a result of the injury. However, he returned to training earlier this week ahead of Gli Azzurri’s trip to Cagliari this weekend.

But he has now been ruled out of that trip after testing positive for Covid-19. According to a statement released on Napoli’s social media pages, Osimhen returned a positive test taken on Thursday following the Nigerian’s return from an international trip.

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