Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: Victor Osimhen stretchered off after suffering wrist injury

Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: Victor Osimhen stretchered off after suffering wrist injury

- Nigeria vs Sierra Leone produced one of the biggest comebacks in football

- Victor Osimhen, one of Super Eagles goal scorers in the game, suffered a wrist injury

- Osimhen had to be stretched off as he screamed in pain

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Victor Osimhen had to be stretched off as he screamed in pain after suffering a wrist injury during Nigeria's 4-4 against Sierra Leone in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

The Napoli striker who scored Nigeria’s second goal in the game had to be replaced by Paul Onuachu in the 78th minute of the game after picking up what looks like a terrible injury.

Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: Victor Osimhen stretchered off after suffering wrist injury

Nigeria vs Sierra Leone produced an eight goal thriller but sadly Victor Osimhen had to be stretched off after suffering a wrist injury during the game. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi
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It was gathered that the 21-year-old was challenging one of the Leone Stars defenders when he fell awkwardly on his wrist.

He was quickly surrounded by his teammates who alongside the referee signalled the medics into the pitch.

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Osimhen was subsequently carried away by a motorised stretcher and was applauded by the selected media and important dignitaries who were present at the game played behind closed doors.

Rohr will now be sweating on the fitness of the player ahead of the second leg against Sierra Leone on Tuesday, November 17.

The young striker is Nigeria's top scorer in the AFCON qualifiers with four goals from three games.

Recall that Sierra Leone came from four goals down to force Nigeria to a 4-4 draw in their 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin.

The Super Eagles got the game off to a blistering start and were 4-0 up just after 29 minutes thanks to brace from Alex Iwobi, one goal each from Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze.

But Sierra Leone pulled one back before the end of the first half as they started believing.

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Nigeria collapsed in the second half as Sierra Leone scored three goals in the final 20 minutes of the game to mark an historical comeback in football.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Nigerians have taken to social media to vent their anger after the Super Eagles were forced to a 4-4 draw by Sierra Leone at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium.

Super Eagles went into this game with boosted morale having won their first two games in the qualifiers, but they were unable to beat Sierra Leone who came from 4-0 down to get a draw.

Fans have now blamed Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr for the disappointing result against Sierra Leone.

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