Napoli, the Italian club, announced in an official statement today, Friday, that its 22-year-old Nigerian striker, Victor Osimin, has been infected with the new Coronavirus.
The statement read: “Naples confirms that Victor Osimin was infected with the new Coronavirus upon returning to Italy.”
The statement added, “Osimin does not currently suffer from any symptoms and has not had contact with any of the team’s players.”
📌 | La SSCN comunica che il calciatore Victor Osimhen è risultato positivo al tampone naso-faringeo molecolare effettuato ieri pomeriggio al suo rientro dall’estero. Il calciatore è asintomatico e non ha incontrato il gruppo squadra. pic.twitter.com/pOWSM9aYxU
— Official SSC Napoli (@sscnapoli) January 1, 2021
Since last November, the Nigerian striker has been absent from the stadiums after a dislocated shoulder injury he sustained while he was with his country to compete in the African Nations Cup qualifiers.
Osman returned to Italy from Belgium, where his club allowed him to continue his treatment.
Napoli had spent a record amount for the club to sign the Nigerian international striker from French club Lille amounting to 80 million euros in a five-year contract early this season.