"He is Having Abdominal Discomfort": Osimhen Fails to Fly to Bouaké With Team Ahead of AFCON Semis

"He is Having Abdominal Discomfort": Osimhen Fails to Fly to Bouaké With Team Ahead of AFCON Semis

  • There are concerns that striker Victor Osimhen could miss the AFCON semi-final game between Nigeria and South Africa
  • According to a tweet shared on X by the Super Eagles, the striker is having abdominal discomfort and is being monitored by the medical team
  • The tweet says Osimhen did not join the rest of the team who flew to Bouaké for the semi-final against Bafana Bafana

Victor Osimhen did not join the rest of the Super Eagles in flying to Bouaké for Wednesday's clash against Bafana Bafana.

The South African team will slug it out with the Super Eagles in what has been described as an Amapiano derby in the ongoing AFCON.

Victor Osimhen did not travel to Bouake with the rest of the team.
Nigerian striker Osimhen is said to be having abdominal discomfort. Photo credit: Getty Images/Visionhaus.
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In a post shared on X by the Super Eagles, it was disclosed that Victor Osimhen was not feeling too well, as he was having abdominal discomfort.

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The post said Osimhen was being monitored closely and would join the rest of the team when eventually cleared by the medical team.

The post reads:

"Members of the team travelled from Abidjan to Bouaké today via a 10 pm Air Cote D'Ivoire flight. Osimhen did not, however, make the trip as a result of abdominal discomfort. Team medics confirmed that he has been placed under close watch, with a member of the medical team staying behind in Abidjan with him. If cleared by tomorrow morning, he will join the rest of the squad before 5 pm."

See the post below:

Reactions as Osimhen fails to make it to match venue

@shafiihamidu said:

"We don't have confidence in the assessment of our medical team. Sadiq Umar's case is still fresh in our minds."

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@hizeekyoung commented:

"You must do everything to get him back on track o. No talk say i no tell una."

@Damilarewise said:

"We rebuke the devil in Jesus' name. Osimhen will be fit by His grace. Amen!"

Man predicts winner of crucial match against South Africa

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a man who has made seven accurate predictions about the ongoing AFCON shared another one about the outcome of Nigeria's game against South Africa.

Amadu Raheem Komba Gbandeh noted that the game might go into an extra 30 minutes, but there won't be penalties.

He, however, said Super Eagle's striker, Victor Osimhen, will score a goal against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa.

Source: Legit.ng

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