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Victor Osimhen says he didn’t know anything about the controversial birthday party he attended in Nigeria during the Christmas holiday.
Osimhen tested positive for coronavirus upon his return to Naples.
He had taken part in the surprise party without wearing a protective mask and Napoli have fined the striker
“Before I went to Nigeria, I told my sister that I wouldn’t celebrate my birthday,” Osimhen said in an interview with Omasports.
“I was not in the right mood because of my injury.
“On that particular day, I had been asleep for about six hours. When I woke up, my sister asked me to go downstairs.
“If you check what I put on, I was wearing the training jersey. I wouldn’t wear that for my birthday party. I wouldn’t dress so casual.
“I could celebrate my birthday in other ways too, but I wasn’t in a good mood. I went downstairs and they were playing music, gospel.
“I was down there for about 10 minutes before my older brother called me back upstairs. I didn’t throw a party.
“After I tested positive for COVID-19, I called my family and told them to get tested. All of them have done it and they tested negative.”