In a significant development, Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen is facing uncertainty ahead of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) semi-final clash against South Africa. Osimhen, who has been a standout performer, will miss the Super Eagles’ trip to Bouake due to abdominal discomfort.
The Super Eagles media team issued a statement on Monday night, explaining that Osimhen would be closely monitored in Abidjan, with a member of the medical team staying behind to assess his condition. The team is set to fly to Bouake for the crucial semi-final, and Osimhen’s absence raises questions about his availability for the match.
“If cleared by tomorrow morning, he will join the rest of the squad before 5 pm,” stated the official release. Osimhen has played a pivotal role in Nigeria’s journey, featuring in all five matches in Cote d’Ivoire and contributing with one goal and one assist.
The potential absence of Osimhen adds a layer of uncertainty for the Super Eagles as they prepare to face rivals South Africa in the first semi-final on Wednesday. The medical team is closely monitoring his condition, and fans eagerly await updates on whether he will be fit for the crucial encounter.
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The Super Eagles, known for their attacking prowess, will need to adapt if Osimhen is unable to participate. The impact of his potential absence could influence the dynamics of the team and the strategies employed in the semi-final clash.
As the AFCON drama unfolds, football enthusiasts will be keenly watching for any positive developments in Osimhen’s condition. The outcome of this situation could significantly influence Nigeria’s chances in the quest for a spot in the AFCON final.
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