AFCON: Napoli to stop Victor Osimhen from representing Nigeria

Napoli is reportedly set to stop striker, Victor Osimhen from representing Nigeria at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, in Cameroon to allow his collar bone injury to heal properly.

The 2021 AFCON begins on January 9 and ends on February 6, 2022 but Football Italia said, Osimhen spent the Christmas break in Nigeria, but he’s expected to return to Naples on Friday for a medical check after a cheekbone surgery he underwent at the end of November.

The report added that the 23-year-old may not be allowed to play against Juventus on January 6 and even in the AFCON, adding that “it will be Nigeria’s responsibility to consider the player available for the tournament in Cameroon.”

Napoli ruled Osimhen out of action for three months, but the former Lille star said last week that he would be available to play for Nigeria at AFCON.

Osimhen’s upcoming medical check-in Naples is crucial to assess his injury Gianpaolo Tartaro, the doctor who performed his surgery last month, said, “It takes from 60 to 90 days for the bone callus formation unless there is a biological Christmas miracle.”

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