- Gernot Rohr spoken for the first time since Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen contracted CoVID_19
- The Napoli forward has been out of action since November due to a shoulder injury and tested positive for the virus
- The 22-year-old last featured for the Nigerian team during an AFCON qualifier against Sierra Leone
Gernot Rohr has said that his first choice Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen will learn from his mistake after testing positive for COVID_19.
The Napoli forward was spotted in public without wearing a nose mask and observing the social distancing rules while he was celebrating his 22nd birthday and was fined two weeks wages by his club.
Osimhen has taken too social media to apologize to the Naples based side and fans for putting his teammates at risk.
And Rohr has spoken about the striker saying he will learn from his error which was quoted by Punch from ESPN:
“You know Victor, he is young, he is very humble.
“This was for him a mistake, but he will learn and he will be strong after.
“When you have a good player, who is very humble and he makes a mistake, you try to help him. Also, the coach respects him, that is why he will speak to him to help him.”
Osimhen has been absent from Gennaro Gattuso's squad since suffering a shoulder injury against Sierra Leone in an AFCON qualifier played in Benin back in November.
The former Rennes striker has scored two Serie A goals since his big summer money move from the Ligue 1 side.
Osimhen has been shown two yellow cards and have been shown his marching orders in a Napoli shirt.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that 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.
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