Super Eagles player, Victor Osimhen has tested positive for covid-19.

His club, Napoli disclosed this in a tweet on Thursday, saying, “SSC Napoli reports that the player Victor Osimhen tested positive, asymptomatic for Covid-19.”

The gangling striker had been ruled out for three months, but he started individual training early in December faster than anticipated and was once pictured after a session with a teammate.

A specially designed face mask was also provided for the Super Eagles striker to aid his integration into group training and green light from doctors would have laid to rest the uncertainties around his participation at the 2021 AFCON.

However,  Gianpaolo Tartaro, the surgeon who operated on Osimhen in November, told Corriere Dello Sport that the player needed more time to heal.