Osimhen reportedly tests positive for coronavirus

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Super Eagles striker striker, Victor Osimhen has tested positive for coronavirus, his clubside, SSC Napoli confirmed on Friday.

The former Lille player tested positive for Covid-19, upon return from Belgium, where the club had authorised him to continue his convalescence.

The 21-year-old has been sidelined since last November after dislocating his shoulder while representing Nigeria in the Africa Cup of Nations.

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He has scored two goals in six league appearances, but has not played since November 8 because of his shoulder injury.

“Napoli can confirm that Victor Osimhen has tested positive for COVID-19 following his return to Italy,” Napoli said in a statement.

“Osimhen is currently asymptomatic and has not come into contact with the rest of the squad.”

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The Italian side paid French club Lille a club record fee of up to 80 million euros ($94.6 million) to bring the forward to southern Italy on a five-year deal last summer. They are currently fifth in Serie A and travel to Cagliari on Sunday as the Italian league returns after the Christmas break.


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