Ahead AFCON 2021: Protective Mask Awaits Osimhen


Super Eagles and Napoli of Italy striker, Victor Osimhen could make an early return to action, despite being ruled out for three months as a result of a head injury.

However, the Edo-born footballer would have to make use of a protective mask to make that happen.The former Lille goal poacher was substituted in the 55th minute of Napoli’s 3-2 loss to Serie A title rivals, Inter Milan after a collision with Milan’s Skriniar left him with a broken cheekbone and a swollen face. But the Nigerian international has undergone surgery and was discharged from the Ruesch clinic on Thursday.

Napoli confirmed in their website after the surgery that their striker would be out for three months, ruling him out of next year’s Africa Cup of Nations.

However, according to reports from Fantacalcio, the Neapolitans plan to have the 22-year-old return to training in January, wearing a protective mask.But he would only train alone and not with his teammates to avoid physical contact.

Whilst this might be great news for Napoli and Nigeria, Osimhen might still not be able to return in time to lead the Super Eagles attack at the AFCON, which starts on January. 9th.