AFCON 2023: Osimhen Joins Training after Being Declared Fit to Face South Africa, Video Trends

AFCON 2023: Osimhen Joins Training after Being Declared Fit to Face South Africa, Video Trends

  • Victor Osimhen rejoined the Super Eagles for training on Tuesday, February 6, after a minor fitness scare following Nigeria’s triumph in the AFCON quarter-final
  • Osimhen had been stretchered off for precautionary reasons in injury time of Nigeria’s 1-0 victory over Angola, and reports in recent days disclosed that he had also been struggling with an abdominal problem
  • Although the 25-year-old did not initially travel with the Super Eagles team to their training base in Bouake, Ivory Coast, Osimhen has joined the rest of the squad journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering sports and football.

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire - Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023 star, Victor Osimhen, has been declared fit to face the Bafana Bafana of South Africa.

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Osimhen, who is the Super Eagles of Nigeria's biggest name in attack, had been a doubt for the AFCON 2023 semifinal match.

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Osimhen has been cleared to face South Africa. Photo credit: Franck Fife
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But going by a fresh update via the official X handle of the Super Eagles on Tuesday evening, February 6, the Napoli striker has joined the team in Bouaké and trained with the squad.

The tweet reads:

"Super Eagles camp update - Victor Osimhen has been declared fit and available for selection in the semi-final clash against South Africa on Wednesday. He has joined the team in Bouaké and has trained with the squad today."

Similarly, the chairman of Sporting Lagos FC, Godwin Enakhena, shared a 28-second video of Osimhen training in Bouaké.

See the video below:

As of the time of this report, Osimhen is a trending topic on X.

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Peseiro provides update on Osimhen

Earlier, reported that Super Eagles of Nigeria manager, Jose Peseiro, said medical personnel will have to examine Osimhen to confirm if he is fit for the match against South Africa or not.

Speaking on Tuesday afternoon, February 6, at the press conference ahead of the crucial encounter, Peseiro said he still cannot confirm if Osimhen will play or not.


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