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Covid-19: Osimhen, Napoli Teammates Advised To Avoid Eateries, Fans’ Hugs

Covid-19: Osimhen, Napoli Teammates Advised To Avoid Eateries, Fans’ Hugs

Victor Osimhen and his Napoli teammates have been advised by head coach, Gennaro Gattuso, to stick to strict precautionary measures against covid-19 pandemic before and after their today’s UEFA Europa League home match against Dutch side, AZ Alkmaar.

Gattuso is keen to have his players maintain their current healthy covid-19 status, be fit and be available for their domestic and European assignments. And as Gli Azzurri got set to clash with AZ Alkmaar today (Thursday), the coach highlighted specific cautions his players should observe.

According to a report by Footballitalia.net, Gattuso advised his players against patronizing restaurants, and to avoid hugging their fans if they must be in public places.

AZ Alkmaar defied serious threat of covid-19 to travel for Thursday’s Europa League clash with Napoli at the Stadio San Paolo in Naples

The Dutch side’s squad was decimated with 13 positive cases of covid-19, but the Arne Slot’s men are duty-bound to face Napoli because they can still present a minimum requirement of 13 players, including a goalkeeper as stipulated by the UEFA’s covid-19 protocols for a match to hold.

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“Coach Gennaro Gattuso has reportedly advised his players to not go out for dinner and not let fans come too close when they are in public,” Football Italia reports.

“Il Mattino reports the Partenopei coach fears losing players to coronavirus, having to cope without Piotr Zielinski and Eljif Elmas already.

“AZ Alkmaar arrive at the San Paolo after having announced a total of 13 cases and the newspaper reveals Gattuso wants his players to be cautious when they are not with the team.

“He advised them to avoid getting infected by not going out for dinner and to keep a safe distance if they have to go out in public, telling them to prevent getting to close to and risk being embraced by fans in the streets of Naples.”

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  • Igbekun Abo 3 years ago

    Grrrr!!!! This Covid-19 thing just dey anger person. But Osimhen and Co, make una heed the protocol o! Make una stay safe and play safe… Carry go…

  • What happened against Az alkmaar naah!
    You guys got beat just like that? I know no team is above defeat but mehn!!!!

  • Igbekun Abo 3 years ago

    Lolzzzz. The thing sef weak person. Dem dey dominate for Serie A but lost to AZ Alkmaar….. Na wa o….

  • Igbekun Abo 3 years ago

    Iheanacho dey play well o. The bobo na baller.

  • Kingston 3 years ago

    chidera ejuke is beast! 11 successful dribbles in 45mins!
    SE players now know that one loss of form can cost you place in the 23 man squad. competition is too high!

    • Igbekun Abo 3 years ago

      You hit your nail for the head no be small… Yes o… Competition dey Super Eagles squad… Now na only DESERVING PLAYERS go enter. Lolzzz…..

  • D-cardinal 3 years ago

    Ejuke is a better player than s.kalu

  • Kingston 3 years ago

    @d-cardinal please I totally disagree! I’m even shocked you compared the two. chidera is good but compared to kalu??!! have you all forgotten kalu the beast of a player?! remember against Brazil, remember he was in top form

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