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Victor Osimhen Returns in Napoli Win

Nigeria and Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has returned to action after being out for over a month through injury.

The 23-year-old returned to football after coming in as a 71st-minute substitute for Napoli in the two-nil win over Bologna.

Osimhen, who made an early return from his injury, was initially invited by Nigeria for the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon but was excluded from the final 23 man list after contracting COVID-19.

Osimhen broke his cheekbone in a 3-2 defeat to InterMilan after an aerial duel with Skriniar, which took him out of action.

He was predicted to be out for up to 3 months after corrective surgery on his cheek.

Victor Osimhen Back After Injury

In a series of tweets, the Nigerian International made himself available for AFCON call up missed out after a positive COVID result.

After 57 days out injured, the Super Eagle striker returned to action on Monday as he was introduced as a substitute in the second half while wearing a protective mask.

Although Osimhen did not find the back of the net, a Hirving Lozano brace saw Napoli return with maximum points at Stadio Dall’Ara in Bologna.

Osimhen, who took to his social media to express his excitement at being back, said, “Feels so good to be back, Solid performance from the boys. Onto the next one, God is the greatest; we move on.”

Victor Osimhen Returns In Napoli Win
Masked Osimhen in Action Against Bologna

Despite missing the services of their target man, the Super Eagles have already qualified for the AFCON Round of 16 after winning their opening fixtures against Egypt and Sudan.

On Wednesday, the Super Eagles will conclude their group phase matches with a clash against Guinea-Bissau at Roumde Adjia Stadium.

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