In a huge sigh of relief for Nigeria, star striker Victor Osimhen has been declared fit for the upcoming AFCON semi-final against South Africa.
Osimhen, who had been a major doubt for the crucial match due to an abdominal strain, trained with the rest of the Super Eagles squad on Tuesday and has been cleared by the team’s medical staff.
The Napoli forward, who has scored one goal and provided two assists in the tournament so far, is a key player for Nigeria and his presence will be a major boost for their hopes of reaching the final.
Osimhen’s return to the fold is a huge boost for coach Jose Peseiro, who will now have a potent attacking trident at his disposal. The 24-year-old will likely partner the in-form Ademola Lookman, who has scored three goals in his last two appearances, and the tireless Moses Simon in attack.
This attacking triumvirate has already proven to be a handful for opposing defenses, and their combination will be key to unlocking South Africa’s backline on Wednesday.
With Osimhen back in the mix, Nigeria will be confident of their chances of reaching the AFCON final and extending their record of continental success.