Napoli reveal Osimhen’s fitness status ahead of Champions League clash against Bassey’s Ajax
The Super Eagles star has not played for Napoli since the first matchday of this season’s Champions League.
Italian Serie A leaders Napoli are set to be without their Nigerian import Victor Osimhen for their Champions League clash against Ajax on Tuesday night.
Luciano Spalletti’s men face the Erevedivisie Champions in a vital Champions League match but will be without the services of Osimhen.
The Nigerian international has been out of action since Napoli beat Liverpool 4-1 on matchday one. Osimhen was on the pitch that night but left just minutes before the break due to a hamstring injury.
The Nigerian international went for further tests after the game, and it was revealed he would be out for a while. Although he is closer to recovery now, the Super Eagles star is not fit enough to play Tuesday’s clash.
Osimhen has started personalised training as he steps up his recovery, but he is still a few days from returning to action, according to Napoli Magazine.
The Nigerian international had targeted the game against Ajax for his return, but he would now have to wait until the weekend, when Napoli take on Cremonese.
However, The Neapolitans will feel confident in their chances against Ajax despite the absence of Osimhen. Napoli have won all of their matches during Osimhen’s time out, with Giacomo Raspadori and Giovanni Simeone doing the job.
Both players are expected to play another important role on Tuesday as Spalletti’s men aim to make it three wins out of three in their group. A win for Napoli will put them in a strong position to qualify for the round of 16.
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