Nigeria forward Victor Osimhen, currently engaged with the national team in the Africa Cup of Nations, faces uncertainty regarding his participation in the upcoming semifinal clash against South Africa. Osimhen, who represents Napoli at club level, did not travel with the team to Bouaké for the crucial match scheduled for tomorrow at 18:00 CET. According to reports from the national team’s official account, the player is currently under medical observation, with his availability for the game yet to be determined.
While the rest of the team traveled from Abidjan to Bouaké today aboard an Air Cote D’Ivoire flight at 22:00, Osimhen did not accompany them due to abdominal discomfort. Team doctors have confirmed that he is under close observation, with a member of the medical staff staying with him in Abidjan. If authorized by tomorrow morning, Osimhen will join the rest of the squad before 17:00.
The absence of the prolific forward would undoubtedly be a significant blow to Nigeria’s ambitions in the tournament, especially considering Osimhen’s crucial role in the team’s attacking setup.