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AFCON: Osimhen doubtful for South Africa clash

Victor Osimhen, the Super Eagles talisman, may not be available for the Super Eagles’ Africa Cup of Nations semifinal match against Bafana Bafana of South Africa.

The Napoli striker has not travelled to Bouaké, the location of Wednesday’s match, with the squad due to stomach pain, the team said in a statement on Monday.

If the team’s doctors give the 25-year-old the all-clear, he can, however, rejoin the rest of the squad on Tuesday.

“Members of the team traveled from Abidjan to Bouaké today via a 10 pm Air Cote D’Ivoire flight. Osimhen did not however make the trip as a result of an abdominal discomfort. Team medics confirmed that he has been placed under close watch with a member of the medical team staying behind in Abidjan with him. If cleared by tomorrow morning, he will join the rest of the squad before 5 pm,” the statement read.

Despite scoring only one goal in the tournament so far, Osimhen has been one of the strong performers for the Eagles.

His partnership upfront with Ademola Lookman and Moses Simon has been one of the reasons the team has qualified for their 16th AFCON semi-final.

Nigeria will face South Africa at the Stade De La Paix, Bouake at 6 pm.

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