Super Eagles and Napoli forward Victor Osimhen really needs to sit up if, he hopes to make his stay in Italy and career meaningful.
Reports say, Osimhen has been fined half of his monthly salary –about 250,000 Euros -after his birthday video showed he was “reckless” and did not comply with Napoli regulations leading to him contracting Coronavirus.
He celebrated his 22nd birthday. The video of the birthday shows that Osimhen didn't wear a face mask throughout the duration of the party.
The player had returned from his Yuletide holiday in Nigeria to Italy only to test positive for the deadly virus.
He has been hurdling from one sad experience to another. First was his shoulder pull and now he has reportedly tested positive to Coronavirus....all within six weeks.
He hasn't seen action since he dislocated his shoulder in November 2020 while in action for Nigeria in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against Sierra Leone.
This has ensured he missed top Serie A and continental fixtures which includes games against AC Milan, Rijeka, AS Roma, AZ Alkmaar, Crotone, Real Sociedad , Sampdoria, Inter Milan, Lazio and Torino.
So far Osimhen has made just eight appearances for Gattuso's side since he joined from Lille of France...and he has scored just two goals in Serie A which is not a pleasing development for Gattuso who acquired him for goals scoring reason.
While Osimhen was sidelined, Napoli have won just four of their ten fixtures in all competitions, and they are ranked fifth on the Serie A table with 25 points from 13 games.
Osimhen will be unavailable when the Napoli pay a visit to Cagliari in Sunday’s fixture. He could equally miss the entire fixtures in January as he attempts to bounce back out from the Covid-19 Pandemic before hitting the ground fully for his rehabilitation programme.
This is praying that the New Year ushers in great tidings for the leggy forward. Get well quick Victorious Victor!!! But watch your ways. Indiscipline has ruined many a world class player. Don't take your close relationship with your manager, Gennaro Gattuso and his love for you for granted!