Journalist at AFCON Confirms Osimhen Has Been Cleared by Medical Team Ahead of Amapiano Derby

Journalist at AFCON Confirms Osimhen Has Been Cleared by Medical Team Ahead of Amapiano Derby

  • At least two journalists covering the ongoing AFCON are reporting that Victor Osimhen is on his way to link up with teammates at Bouake
  • He did not travel with the team yesterday because of abdominal discomfort, which required medical monitoring
  • The update has relieved some Nigerians who feared he may not be fit for the crucial clash against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa

A Nigerian photojournalist covering the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON) posted that Victor Osimhen was on his way to Bouake. There were fears that Osimhem may not make the match as he was said to be a little bit unwell.

Osimhen's teammates had travelled ahead of him to the match venue as they prepared for their clash with the Bafana Bafana of South Africa on Wednesday, February 7.

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Osimhen travels to link up with teammates.
Journalist says Osimhen is cleared to travel to Bouake. Photo credit: Getty Images/Visionhaus.
Source: Getty Images

According to an X post by Pooja, Osimhen has been cleared to travel and link up with his teammates at Bouake for the crucial semi-final clash.

Pooja said:

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"CONFIRMED! Victor Osimhen is enroute Bouake to meet up with the team after he was CLEARED by the doctors."

A post by another photojournalist, Taofeek Ibrahim, read:

"AFCON: Victor Osimhen is on his way to Bouake to reunite with the team after receiving medical clearance from the doctors."

See Pooja's post below:

Osimhen's possible absence had left many Nigerians worried, and they took to social media to pray for him.

Reactions as doctors clears Osimhen to join teammates

@ArkitectAkanmu commented:

"I've been desperately refreshing your timeline, waiting for this news all day."

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@omorogiec said:

"The man with the mask is back."

@sagesingsong commented:

"Before them no for clear am? Even Clearance Peter go shock the way we got take clear them. Now let's clear SA."

@DipoPopson reacted:

"I knew he was going to join the team. Starboy himself."

@MeePlusYou said:

"At last... Some good news! I can now breath fresh air."

@Tips_With_Real1 said:

"This is the type of news I want from you Pooja. Thanks mate."

Osimhen speaks after win over Angola

In a related story, reported that the Super Eagles star broke his silence after they kicked out Angola from the AFCON tournament.

Osimhen congratulated his teammates and expressed anticipation about their next game vs South Africa.

Osimhen wrote: "Talk is cheap, na on top field we go dig am, congratulations to the team unto the next one. respect to Angola team."


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