In Napoli, fans and officials are anxiously awaiting Victor Osimhen’s speedy recovery.
According to a news outlet in Naples, Italy, Tuttonapoli, the rumour mill has it that there is no delay in the player’s recovery.
They are looking forward to 25 November for him to feature in a very important away match at Atalanta.
If Osimhen is fit enough for the 25 November Serie A match, he may as well be available for Nigeria’s potentially challenging World Cup qualifying duel away to Zimbabwe six days to the Atalanta versus Napoli Match.
He is certain to miss the Super Eagles’ opening World Cup qualifying match against Lesotho in Uyo.
Gazzetta dello Sport quoted his club’s coach, Rudi Garcia saying he hoped Osimhen would be available sooner than expected.
“I didn’t deal with this thing, the doctors and the managers did. I’ve exchanged messages with Victor, because for now I’ve been taking care of those who can play. After these two games there is a break and I think he will be ready for Atalanta when the league resumes”, said Garcia.
It however reports that “obviously it will be the training sessions that will make it clearer.”
Osimhen has been in Nigeria for a while and is being expected back in Napoli on Wednesday and could watch his club’s Champions League match with Union Berlin.