Victor Osimhen: Napoli fly Super Eagles star to Belgium for more treatment

Victor Osimhen: Napoli fly Super Eagles star to Belgium for more treatment

- Victor Osimhen is currently receiving treatments at a special medical center in Belgium

- The Nigerian has been out of action since November for Napoli

- Osimhen sustained shoulder injury while playing against Sierra Leone in AFCON qualifiers

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Super Eagles and Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has been flown to Antwerp in Belgium for more treatment on the shoulder injury he sustained while playing for the Nigerian national team.

Victor Osimhen has not played for Napoli since their win over Bologna in November before traveling down to Nigeria to team up with the Super Eagles squad for AFCON 2022 qualifiers.

The former Lille striker got injured in Super Eagles' Nations Cup 2022 qualifier against Sierra Leone which ended 4-4 in Benin, Edo state in which Osimhen scored.

He was unable to travel with the Super Eagles to Freetown for their return leg against Sierra Leone which also ended in a draw.

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And since he returned to Italy, Napoli have been taking care of the Nigerian striker who could make return to the pitch after Christmas.

According to the report on Sky Sport, Victor Osimhen traveled to Antwerp so as to speed up the times by working on recovery, physical and athletic strengthening.

Napoli players like Mertens, Ghoulam and Younes have also been treated at the medical center where Victor Osimhen is currently receiving treatments.

The report added that Napoli doctor Raffaele Canonico claimed that his Nigerian colleagues framed Victor Osimhen's injury.

"For me it would be more peaceful to have him complete the re-athletic process of the limb.
''He got hurt on November 13 in the national team and from the beginning the Nigerian colleagues had framed the problem.''
Victor Osimhen in action for Napoli
Victor Osimhen: Napoli fly Nigeria international to Belgium for more treatment. Photo by MB Media
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how the Super Eagles of Nigeria ended year 2020 in 35th position as the world’s football governing body Fifa releases the final ranking for the year.

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Nigeria's Super Eagles had in November slipped to 35th position following their unproductive AFCON 2022 qualifiers.

The three-time African giants were forced to back-to-back draws by the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone.

The first meeting at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin ended 4-4 despite Gernot Rohr's taking a four-goal lead in the first 30 minutes of their fixture, while reverse fixture in Freetown ended goalless.

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