• Thursday, February 22, 2024
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AFCON: Osimhen arrives Bouake, cleared for South Africa match


Super Eagles camp came alive on Tuesday as Victor Osimhen arrived in Bouake, where he trained with the members of the team ahead of Nigeria’s Wednesday’s Africa Cup of Nations semi-final match between Nigeria and South Africa.

Osimhen, who has been key to Nigeria’s progress in the 2023 AFCON, got cleared on Tuesday evening to make the team for Bafana Bafana cracker. He was part of the team’s training at the Stade Annexe, Bouake on Tuesday evening.

“Victor Osimhen has been declared fit and available for selection in the semi-final clash against South Africa on Wednesday,” a statement from the Super Eagle X (formerly Twitter) handle reads.

“He has joined the team in Bouaké and has trained with the squad on Tuesday”.

Team medics performed their final tests and decided that Osinhen was available for the encounter after the striker arrived at the purpose-built Games Village on Tuesday afternoon. When the rest of the party travelled out of Abidjan on Monday night, Osimhen was left behind at their Pullman Hotel as a result of abdominal discomfort.