Osimhen still positive after second COVID- 19 test
NEWSMAN – Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen, has returned positive again after a fresh coronavirus test was conducted on him on January 11, 2021.
Napoli stated this on their Twitter handle.
Osimhen had tested positive on return to Naples from Nigeria on New Year’s Day and has been self-isolating since then. Ten days after, Napoli announced the player remains positive.
Videos showed the forward dancing without a facemask, while his guests also broke COVID-19 protocols, which angered Napoli manager Gennaro Gattuso and the club’s fans.
The Italian wrote on their Twitter handle: “The molecular nasopharyngeal swab carried out this morning to the footballer Victor Osimhen(sic), resulted in a positive result in Covid-19.
“The player will repeat the test this week”.
Since dislocating his shoulder in November 2020 while in action for Nigeria in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against Sierra Leone, Osimhen has been out of action for club and country.
The Super Eagles striker since making his record-breaking move from French club Lille to Italy in August has made just eight appearances for Gattuso’s side. He has two goals to his name in the Serie A.