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Osimhen cleared by doctors, travels to Bouake for South Africa clash

The Super Eagles medical team has reportedly given Victor Osimhen the all-clear, meaning he could feature in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations semi-final against South Africa on Wednesday, February 7.

The 25-year-old forward was a major doubt for the crucial game against Bafana Bafana after he was left behind in Abidjan while the rest of the national team travelled to Bouake for the semi-final clash.


According to the Vanguard, Osimhen was left out of the trip after complaining of abdominal discomfort and was being monitored by the Super Eagles media team, who have now cleared the striker.

The Napoli forward is now said to be en route to Bouake and will reunite with the rest of the Super Eagles squad after being given the all-clear by the medics.

Osimhen has featured in all of Nigeria’s five games at the AFCON, and his return to the team will be seen as good news by supporters of the Super Eagles, who have been worried after news of his medical situation broke.

Peseiro sure of Osimhen’s availability

Meanwhile, Super Eagles coach, Jose Peseiro had refused to rule Osimhen out of participating in Nigeria’s crunch Africa Cup of Nations semi-final tie against South Africa, Daily Post reports.

The Napoli forward could not travel with the rest of the West Africans’ squad to Bouake, the venue of the semi-final clash against Bafana Bafana, after suffering from abdominal discomfort.

The Super Eagles are bidding to win the AFCON for the fourth time, and Osimhen, despite scoring only one goal in five matches, is expected to play a crucial role in turning that dream into reality.

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