The Super Eagles’ hopes for glory at the biennial Africa Cup Of Nations have been dealt a major setback after Victor Osimhen was found to be infected with Coronavirus.
The Napoli owned Nigerian international, has tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Naples giants announced on their official website that the striker is asymptomatic and has began a period of self-isolation.
“SSC Napoli have 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,” a statement from the Serie A outfit read.
“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.”
This isn’t the first time he’s said to be infected with the virus. In his first season with the Naples based side he got the virus which kept him out for some time.