Revealed: Why Osimhen is not in Napoli squad to face Juventus

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 Source: Soccernet

Victor Osimhen is not part of the Napoli squad that will take on Juventus on Wednesday night with the Nigerian international still self-isolating away from the club.

Osimhen tested positive for coronavirus following his return to Napoli after celebrating his 22nd birthday in Nigeria last month.

The 22-year-old was seen dancing with a group of friends on his birthday, but he and his friends failed to observe the Covid-19 guidelines.

And on his return to Naples, the ex-Lille attacker tested positive for the virus. Following his positive test, Osimhen was on self-isolation for ten days but tested positive once again after the isolation period.

He went through another test last Friday, and once again returned a positive test. Although the Napoli squad that will play Juventus tonight all returned a negative test, Osimhen was not part of the group as he is still self-isolating.

And as a result, the Nigerian international was not named in the squad for the big clash. However, he is expected to undergo another test this week ahead of Napoli’s Serie A match at Hellas Verona.

Source: Soccernet
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