Victor Osimhen has received clearance to take on South Africa’s Bafana Bafana in Wednesday’s semi-final showdown at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. The Nigerian forward’s participation was in question after he missed the team’s journey to Bouake on Monday night due to abdominal discomfort.
Amid uncertainty surrounding Osimhen’s availability, head coach Jose Peseiro refrained from confirming the Napoli striker’s status during his pre-match press briefing earlier today. “Until now, I cannot answer right because it is about health. This afternoon, I can know better if he can play or not,” stated Peseiro.
However, positive news emerged as Osimhen is now en route to Bouake to link up with his fellow teammates. Despite his recent health setback, the 25-year-old has showcased his prowess on the field, tallying one goal and one assist in five appearances for the Super Eagles during the ongoing AFCON 2023 tournament.
The Super Eagles are scheduled to undergo their final training session ahead of the crucial clash against Bafana Bafana at the Stade Annexe in Bouake later tonight. Stay tuned for further updates on this thrilling semifinal matchup.