Victor Osimhen's return date postponed and here is when the Super Eagles star will return

Victor Osimhen's return date postponed and here is when the Super Eagles star will return

- Victor Osimhen is still on self-isolation after contracting COVID-19

- The important Super Eagles star is expected to return to action for Napoli in February

- Encounter against Genoa could be his next game for Napoli this season

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Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen who is currently with Italian giants Napoli is reportedly expected to return back to action for the club in February possibly for their match against Genoa

The Super Eagles star has not been able to play for Napoli this year due to the injury he sustained and also being tested positive for COVID-19.

Victor Osimhen was in Nigeria last year and played for the Super Eagles in their African Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone in Benin, Edo state.

However, the former Lille striker was unable to finish the match after sustaining an injury and also missed the second leg in Freetown due to the situation.

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Osimhen later traveled to Italy where he was treated by Napoli doctors and they even took him to Belgium for more treatments.

After returning back to Napoli last year December, Victor Osimhen decided to travel to Lagos for his birthday celebration and was tested positive for COVID-19.

And since then, the Nigerian has not recovered after two tests conducted on him so far.

According to the report on areanapoli, Victor Osimhen will still have to be out of action for Napoli for the next two weeks once he is negative to the virus.

Napoli will be facing Genoa on February 6 and that is the day expected for Victor Osimhen to return to action.

Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen
Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen in action for Napoli. Photo by Giuseppe Maffia
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Nigerian forward Victor Osimhen is today Africa's most expensive footballer following his move to Italian League side Napoli in the summer of 2020.

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The 21-year-old was a standout performer during the FIFA U17 World Cup in 2015 after scoring record 10 goals to help the Golden Eaglets win their fifth title in Chile.

He quickly became the toast of every club with Arsenal among the top clubs looking to secure his services, but the youngster decided to move to Germany afterward.

The attacker has also spent time in Belgium and France before becoming the most expensive African star with his move to Italy.

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