Victor Osimhen: Super Eagles striker ruled out of return leg against Sierra Leone

Victor Osimhen: Super Eagles striker ruled out of return leg against Sierra Leone

- Victor Osimhen suffered injury during Nigeria vs Sierra Leone clash in Benin

- Latest reports have it that the Super Eagles striker has been ruled out of the return leg

- The Leone Stars host the Eagles at the Siaka Stevens Stadium on Tuesday, November 17

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Victor Osimhen will not be part of the Super Eagles team that will travel to Freetown for the reverse fixture against Sierra Leone on Tuesday, November 17, Complete Sports reports.

The Napoli of Italy striker groaned in pains having suffered what seemed like a terrible injury in the first leg just about 15 minutes from time and was consequently substituted.

Osimhen who scored Nigeria’s second goal in the game had to be replaced by Paul Onuachu in the 78th minute of the game.

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It was gathered that the 21-year-old dislocated his shoulder during the 4-4 home draw against the Leone Stars.

According to Complete Sports, Osimhen will spend few weeks on the sidelines and won’t be available to the trip to Freetown - that will likely head straight to his base in Italy for further treatment.

Victor Osimhen: Super Eagles striker ruled out of return leg against Sierra Leone
Victor Osimhen to miss Nigeria's return leg in Freetown. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi
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Leicester City star Kelechi Iheanacho is expected to take his in the starting line-up.

Meanwhile, Kanu Nwankwo has stated that the present crop of players that make up the Super Eagles must learn from the result and then perform better in the return leg.

In his reaction, Kanu who had 87 caps for the Super Eagles and scored 12 goals in the process says it was not the result Nigerians wanted.

The 44-year-old further added that such situation happens in football as he urged the players to learn from their mistakes and then move on. He wrote on his Twitter handle:

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“Well done boys not the result we wanted 4-4 but that’s football we learn and move on.
“We get ready for the second match and put all right. Wish you all the best.”

The Eagles still lead the group on seven points after recording two wins and a draw while Sierra Leone are third on two points.

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Sierra Leone FA will launch an investigation into the video made by Kei Kamara saying the mattress in their team hotel feels like a box.

Coach John Keister's men arrived in Benin for the encounter earlier this week but the 36-year-old expressed displeasure towards the poor service rendered to them by their hospitality company.

Kamara said he felt highly uncomfortable in his first night at the hotel, adding that when he tried reaching out to the customer service, she was not moved.

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