Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen may be in line to make his much anticipated return to the game on Monday, 17 January 2022 when his Serie A side Napoli play against Bologna at 6. 30pm Nigerian time after recovering from a cheekbone and orbit fracture.
Osimhen who had a successful surgery has been involved in personal fitness regimes after the injury setback he sustained in November’s Serie A clash against Inter Milan which several stitches.
Following the surgery, it was confirmed that Osimhen would be out for three months. But the former Lille man returned to individual training just two weeks later, which raised Nigerian fans expectations over his participation in the Africa Cup of Nations.
But the 23-year-old pulled out of the squad due to the injury and coronavirus he contracted when he visited Nigeria in December.
Osimhen was threatened to be sued by the legal team of Napoli if he went on to play for Nigeria at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
The former Lille star has returned to Naples after testing negative for the virus and took part in the team training for the first time since he suffered the injury.
Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.
In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.
He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.
Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.
He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.
Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.
Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.