Osimhen apologises to Napoli, coach after violating COVID-19 protocols, contracting virus


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Super Eagles and Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen has apologised to the club and manager, Gennaro Gattuso for violating COVID-19 on his visit to Nigeria.

He also apologised to his teammates and fans.

The club announced Friday that the player tested positive for COVID-19, upon return from Nigeria where he celebrated his 22nd birthday in December.

“Napoli report that footballer Victor Osimhen tested positive for the molecular naso-pharyngeum swab on his return from abroad yesterday afternoon. The player is asymptomatic and has not met the team group,” the club posted on Twitter.

He was however fined two-week wages for failing to adhere to COVID-19 protocols, after videos circulating of him spraying cash during his crowded birthday party without his face mask on.

Taking to Instagram, Osimhen apologised for his indiscretion, saying he never intended to endanger himself and his teammates.

“I am so sorry for what happened, I was wrong to go to Nigeria in this moment, even if I have many loved ones over there, including my brothers.

“I was wrong to take part in the party, I didn’t understand the severity of what I was doing. I apologise to the club, the coach, the team and the fans,” Osimhen wrote.

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