Napoli to fine Osimhen for testing positive for COVID-19
Italian side Napoli will fine Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen for testing positive to COVID-19 after he threw a birthday party in Lagos that disregarded Covid-19 protocols.
Victor Osimhen had joined Napoli on a record transfer fee that held high hopes. However, he has managed to feature in only eight matches and scored two goals since then.
Initially, his woes started after he suffered an injury in November 2020 while playing for Nigeria against Sierra Leone. Now, he is set to miss even more games after he tested positive for COVID-19.
Some of the matches that Victor Osimhen may miss include’s Napoli league fixtures against Cagliari, Udinese and Spezia. He could also miss his club’s match against Empoli in the league cup.
Napoli board and Gannaro Gattuso, the manager, are unhappy with the positive COVID-19 test and will punish Osimhen for it. This is because they believe he contracted the virus because of his carelessness.
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A video emerged online where the striker was at a party in Lagos where attendees were disregarding social distancing protocols. It turned out that it was even his birthday party.
Un video di due giorni fa mostra Victor #Osimhen festeggiare il suo compleanno insieme ad amici e parenti. Nessuno indossa la mascherina o rispetta il distanziamento: oggi l’attaccante del #Napoli è positivo al #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/6nGx2VfAFq
— Simone Guadagno (@SimoneGuadagnoo) January 1, 2021
The video further proved Osimhen’s guilt. Due to this, reports from within Napoli confirm that Victor Osimhen will receive a ‘hefty fine’.
Many fans who were happy with his signing are now turning against him and criticising his action. When he returns to action, he will need to be firing on all cylinders to win back the favour he once had.