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AFCON: Osimhen Recovers From COVID-19, Jets Out To Italy


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Nigerian international, Victor Osimhen has recovered from coronavirus, days after testing positive for the dreaded virus.

Recall that the striker, who is recovering from facial surgery, contracted the virus and was dropped from the final list of players to participate in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon.

A statement issued by the NFF said Osimhen had been dropped from the squad and replaced with Greece-based Henry Onyekuru.

“Lively forward Victor Osimhen’s positive test to the coronavirus pandemic a couple of days ago and injury to the versatile Abdullahi Shehu have constrained changes to Nigeria’s final 28-man list for the 33rd Africa Cup of Nations starting in Cameroon next weekend.

“Osimhen’s absence paves way for Greece-based Henry Onyekuru who was also at the last finals in Egypt. In-form rapid raider Emmanuel Dennis, whose English Premiership club is baring fangs, has been excused to provide room for Czech Republic-based forward Peter Olayinka,” the NFF had said.

Napoli has now disclosed that the talented striker has recovered from coronavirus two days to Nigeria’s first game at AFCON.

In a statement via their Twitter handle, Napoli said the striker has tested negative for COVID and will soon return to Italy to recover from a smashed cheekbone injury against Inter Milan in late November,

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“Victor is negative for COVID and will return to Italy in the coming hours,” the club wrote.

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