Victor Osimhen set to miss Super Eagles AFCON qualifiers against Benin, Lesotho

Victor Osimhen set to miss Super Eagles AFCON qualifiers against Benin, Lesotho

- Victor Osimhen may not be available for Nigeria's AFCON qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho

- The 20-year-old striker was substituted just before the hour mark in a league match with Bordeaux

- Osimhen was awarded Ligue 1's September Player of the Month just before their 3-0 win at the weekend

Victor Osimhen is now a major doubt for Nigeria's AFCON 2019 qualifiers against Republic of Benin and Lesotho.

The Super Eagles striker was substituted in the 58th minute for Loic Remy during his club's 3-o win over Bordeaux in a Ligue 1 game.

And Lille's manager Christophe Gatlier has expressed concerns over the Ligue 1's September Player of the Month.

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“Victor Osimhen has a pain in the adductor, it can be a big problem,” Gatlier said in a post-match conference.

And update from the French club is expected to be released in the coming days regarding the extent of damage.

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But there huge concerns back home if the former Wolfsburg striker will be available for the November 14 and 19 clash with Benin and Lesotho.

The 20-year-old is currently in the form of his life netting seven league goals in 11 matches including two assists.

His remarkable performances for Les Dogues back in September earned him the player of the month and he was presented with the award just before kick-off against Bordeaux.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Ebere Eze is close to getting an invitation from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to feature for the Super Eagles.

The Queens Park rangers midfielder has been recording eye-catching performances in the Championships this season and his most recent was in the 2-2 draw against Reading.

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