Super Eagles striker Osimhen to return to Napoli, tests negative for Covid-19
Published: January 09, 2022
Super Eagles striker Osimhen to return to Napoli, tests negative for Covid-19
Nigeria international Victor Osimhen is now expected to return to Naples in the coming hours.

Through their Instagram account, Italian Serie A club Napoli confirmed on Sunday morning that Osimhen has tested negative for Covid-19, ten days after news that he tested positive.

"Victor is negative to Covid-19 and will return to Italy in the coming hours," Napoli stated.

Osimhen was forced to withdraw from the Nigeria roster for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations due to a combination of health issues and non-release by his European club, and was replaced in the squad list by Henry Onyekuru.

The 23-year-old is expected to undergo tests with Professor Tartaro upon his return to Napoli.

Those tests had been scheduled to take place on Friday, December 31 but he was forced to quarantine in his homeland after testing positive for coronavirus.

Osimhen has been inactive for club and country since November 21 when he fractured his cheekbone against Inter Milan - an injury that required surgery.

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