Nigerian Napoli striker Victor Osimhen pulled out of Afcon 2021 due to the footballer contracting covid-19.
Th Super Eagles pulled out of the Cameroon 2022 Africa Cup of Nations to allow him to heal from his recent injury. We wrote about it here: Victor Osimhen gets face bashed in during match causing severe facial injury
The Nigerian Federation made the announcement that the player will not be participating in the Africa Cup of Nations
The Nigerian striker, however, will still be absent from Juventus-Napoli because he is positive at Covid.
Victor Osimhen was listed for Afcon 2021 Nigeria by Augustine Eguavoen, former professional footballer and manager of Nigeria. Upon going home to Nigeria for the Christmas holidays and he tested positive for covid-19.
This is the second time the Napoli striker is testing positive for coronavirus.
Osimhen’s club, Napoli, said they ‘will not rule out’ a legal battle with the NFF after the player tested positive for COVID-19, potentially excluding him from Africa Cup of Nations duty – Guardian.