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Napoli braced for Nigerian legal battle

Updated: Jan 6, 2022

Napoli striker Victor Osimhen withdrew from AFCON after contracting Covid-19

Napoli could be set for a legal battle with the Nigeria Football Federation over Victor Osimhen’s non-participation in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Osimhen was included in the Nigeria squad for the tournament but had to withdraw from the competition after testing positive for Covid-19.

But Lexsetters law firm head of sports Amobi Ezeaku has written to Napoli claiming that the club was determined to go to any lengths to deny Osimhen the opportunity of participating in AFCON.

However, Napoli have argued – through their lawyer Enrico Lubrano – that a return to the competition for Osimhen would be against the club doctor’s advice.

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