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Sports News of Monday, 17 January 2022


Victor Osimhen returns for Napoli

Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen

Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen will make his long-awaited return to competitive football as his Napoli side faces Bologna on Monday, January 17.

Osimhen who missed out on the ongoing AFCON due to injuries was included in the traveling squad that will take on Bologna at the Renato Dall’Ara Stadium.

The 23-year-old fractured his left cheekbone and orbit in Napoli’s 3-2 loss to Inter Milan in the league last November.

Osimhen underwent surgery following the injury, and it was confirmed he would be out for three months. But the ex-Lille man made a quick return to individual training after just two weeks before resuming team training earlier this month, reports

However, Osimhen’s return hands them a massive boost for the second half of the campaign. Before his injury, Osimhen was Napoli’s best player, and his return could not have come at a better time.

The Nigerian international has scored nine goals in 14 appearances for Napoli this season, including five in the Italian top-flight.

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