Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen Breaks Silence, Speaks After Making His Return for Napoli From Injury

Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen Breaks Silence, Speaks After Making His Return for Napoli From Injury

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Victor Osimhen was injured back in November and was ruled out of action for three months after a surgery
  • The Nigerian international has returned to action as he was named in the Napoli squad that defeated Bologna 2-0 in the Serie A
  • The delighted youngster took to social media to express delight as he returns to action, although he was ruled out of AFCON

Nigerian international Victor Osimhen has recuperated and returned to action for his Italian side Napoli helping the Neapolitans to a win on Monday night, Soccernet reports.

The 23-year-old expressed delight having returned to action for the club coming on in the 71st minute at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara.

After being on the sidelines for two months, Osimhen who wore a mask to shield his cheeks returned to action replacing Dries Mertens.

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Victor Osimhen returns to action for Napoli. Photo: Alessandro Sabattini
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The Super Eagles star was ruled out of action for the AFCON tournament as he was ruled out of action for three months following a surgery.

The striker who had a mask on his face, took to Twitter to express his happiness following the win against Bologna.

Osimhen said:

"Feels So Good To Be Back! Solid Performance From The Boys. Onto The Next One, GOD Is The Greatest. We Move."

The Nigerian will now be aiming for a start in Napoli’s next league game against Salernitana on Sunday. Osimhen has scored nine goals in 14 appearances for Luciano Spalletti’s men this season.

Osimhen's problems

He underwent surgery and was ruled out for three months but made a remarkable recovery, which saw him included in the Super Eagles’ 28-man squad for the AFCON 2021.

The Napoli forward however contracted Covid-19 in December and had to be dropped from the Nigerian team to the AFCON.

Osimhen has scored just five league goals in 11 league games this season for Luciano Spaletti’s side and has missed Napoli’s last 11 games since his injury. Napoli are currently in third place on 43 points, seven points behind leaders Inter Milan in the league standing.

Oliseh names Nigeria among AFCON favourites

Sports Brief earlier reported that Sunday Oliseh believes Nigeria has the quality to win her 4th Africa Cup of Nations title as the tournament kicked off in Cameroon.

The three-time champions have been paired alongside Egypt, Sudan, and Guinea-Bissau in group D of Africa’s biggest football showpiece.

The Super Eagles will be without key forwards Victor Osimhen, Emmanuel Dennis, and Odion Ighalo after their club sides failed to release all players for the tournament while defender Leon Balogun was ruled out due to injury.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.