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Sports News of Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Source: www.mynigeria.com

Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen tests positive for coronavirus again

Nigeria and Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen will bid his time on the sideline after he tested positive for coronavirus again.

The striker earlier tested positive when he returned to Italy after a trip to Nigeria. He has since been self-isolating.

"The molecular nasopharyngeal swab carried out this morning to the footballer Victor Osimhen, resulted in a positive result in Covid-19," Osimhen said.

"The player will repeat the test this week."

The striker's first test which returned positive on arrival in Naples kicked off a chain of events that landed him in trouble with Napoli, Pulse.ng reported.

The club was unhappy to see Osimhen disregard coronavirus safety protocol after a viral video emerged online.

Although the Osimhen apologized, Napoli manager Gennaro Gattuso said the 22-year-old would pay for the 'silly mistake'.

This latest development continues Osimhen's frustrating spell at Napoli so far where he has just played six league games, according to Pulse.ng.

Much was expected from Osimhen after his big-money move from Lille but after a bright start, the striker has been sidelined since early November 2020 with a shoulder injury.

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