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Osimhen tests positive for COVID-19 10 days to AFCON

Coronavirus has been found in striker Victor Osimhen.
On Thursday, ten days before the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, his club made this announcement.

The club said, “Napoli has announced that Victor Osimhen has tested positive for Covid-19 but is asymptomatic. Dr. Tartaro was due to perform a check-up on the player tomorrow.

Napoli has announced that Victor Osimhen has tested positive for Covid-19

“Consequently, the local authorities have ordered that Osimhen self-isolate and the check-up will be rescheduled after he has tested negative and his period of isolation ends.”

Nigeria has named Victor Osimhen, a Napoli striker who is still recovering from a serious injury, to its 28-man roster for the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon next month.

Getty Images/ Victor Osimhen is likely to be absent from AFCON due to testing positive for Covid-19

After being ruled out for three months following surgery on face fractures suffered against Inter Milan in late November, Osimhen appeared destined to miss the competition, which is set to begin on January 9 in Cameroon.

He fractured his cheekbone and eye socket after colliding with Inter defender Milan Skriniar. He had titanium implants placed in his cheekbone and eye socket.
The 22-year-old attacker had proclaimed himself fit to fly to Cameroon, but his Italian club has requested that he not go.

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