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Osimhen outrages Napoli: He tested positive for COVID-19 after attending party


Napoli are incensed that Victor Osimhen has tested positive for COVID-19.

Having joined the Partenopei for an initial 60 million euros last summer, the Nigerian striker has impressed when he has been injury free, tearing up Serie A defences in the early part of the 2020/21 campaign.

Now, though, the striker has caused problems for his team after celebrating his 22nd birthday in Nigeria on December 29.

Pictures emerged of Osimhen partying with friends, all without a face covering, which has outraged people at the club.

“I’m sorry for what happened,” Osimhen said. “I was wrong to go to Nigeria at this time, and I was wrong to take part in that surprise party without understanding the seriousness of what I was doing.

“I apologise to the club, the coach, the team and the fans.”

Both club president Aurelio De Laurentiis and coach Gennaro Gattuso are upset with the player’s actions.