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Osimhen Apologizes For Breaching COVID-19 Protocols

Story Highlights
  • The Nigerian international had attended a party in Nigeria which disregarded protection protocols against COVID-19.
  • Apologizing for his actions, Osimhen said he didn't know the severity of his action and was wrong to have been at the party.
  • Speaking after their 4-1 win over Cagliari in Serie A, Napoli manager, Gennaro Gattuso, said Osimhen had taken responsibility for his action.

Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has apologized to the club after he returned from Nigeria COVID-19 positive.

The Nigerian international had attended a party in Nigeria that disregarded protection protocols against COVID-19.

His club is said to have been furious at his actions and reportedly fined him.

Apologizing for his actions, Osimhen said he didn’t know the severity of his action and was wrong to have been at the party.

“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,” Osimhen wrote on Instagram.

“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.”

Speaking after their 4-1 win over Cagliari in Serie A, Napoli manager, Gennaro Gattuso, said Osimhen had taken responsibility for his action.

“He knows he was wrong, he apologised and now we are waiting for him. Will the club produce fines? I am a coach, I only decide the type of language I use with him. I gave him the authorisation to go to Nigeria, so I was wrong too.”

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