Osimhen confirms Availability for Super Eagles AFCON Qualifiers Next Month, Allaying Injury Fears


Forward Victor Osimhen has rubbished reports that he could miss Nigeria’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double header against Benin and Lesotho.

Osimhen suffered an abductor injury in Lille’s 3-O home win against Girondins Bordeaux on Saturday.


Various media outlets reported that he could miss Nigeria’s 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho next month.


However, the 20-year-old striker in a social media conversation with compatriot Kenneth Omeruo dismissed the reports.


”I’m fine, it’s just a minor injury issue, thanks brother,”Osimhen replied centre-back, Kenneth Omeruo who asked a question on the severity of the injury.


Osimhen who was named French Ligue 1 best player for the month of September has scored seven goals and recorded two assists in 11 league games for Lille this season.


He will be hoping to transfer the form to the Super Eagles when they host Benin on November 14 , before traveling to Lesotho five days later in their opening AFCON 2021 qualifying campaign.


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