Osimhen may withdraw from AFCON

Fri 31 December 2021 | 9:59

Speculations have been rising regarding the Napoli forward being forced to pull out of the AFCON.

Victor Osimhen

was hoping to join Nigeria for the

Africa Cup of Nations

, trying so hard to recover from his fractured cheekbone that risked his inclusion in the competition.

Based on reports from


, speculations from


have suggested that the 23-year-old will be forced to pull out from his national team as he tested positive for Covid-19 recently.

The Nigeria international has reportedly let his national team manager Augustine Eguavoen and federal officials know that he wants to withdraw from the tournament.

Osimhen was going to go back to Italy today for further checks on his cheekbone after suffering a fracture; however, his positive Covid-19 test made it impossible.

These speculations have yet to be confirmed but the chance for him to be forced to miss the AFCON is high.

source: SportMob

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