Napoli striker returns to training with Nigeria after minor fitness scare
*Super Eagles Camp Update*
Victor Osimhen has been declared fit and available for selection in the semi-final clash against South Africa on Wednesday. He has joined the team in Bouaké and has trained with the squad today.#SoarSuperEagles #letsdoitagain pic.twitter.com/3LfnAWz1zM
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Victor Osimhen rejoined the Nigeria national team squad for training on Tuesday after a minor fitness scare following the Super Eagles’ victory in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final, Peter Young reports for Football Italia.
Osimhen had been stretchered off for precautionary reasons in injury time of Nigeria’s 1-0 victory over Angola on Friday evening, and reports in recent days detailed that he had also been struggling with an abdominal problem.
The 25-year-old did not travel with the team to their training base in the Ivorian city of Bouake on Monday. Instead, he stayed put in Abidjan with a few members of Nigeria’s medical staff for medical checks.
However, Osimhen has rejoined the rest of the Super Eagles squad and took part in training as usual on Tuesday afternoon, a statement from the Nigeria national team’s official social media channels confirmed.
Nigeria has also confirmed that Osimhen is fit and available to start in the semi-final against South Africa on Wednesday, which begins at 17.00 GMT.