Osimhen: I will be available for 2021 AFCON

Published on: 21 December 2021

 

Victor Osimhen has assured that he will be available to represent Nigeria at next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

There have been doubts over the availability of Osimhen taking part at the AFCON after he suffered a facial injury during a Serie A fixture between Napoli and Inter Milan in November.

Osimhen suffered a fractured eye socket and cheekbone following a head collision with Inter’s Milan Skriniar.

He had to be substituted and rushed to the hospital for proper examination before being operated upon.

Following the surgery, Napoli announced that Osimhen will be out of action for three months, which means he will not be at next year’s AFCON.

 

But he has since returned to light training and was seen in a picture published on Napoli’s Twitter handle putting on a protective face mask.

And in a statement on his Twitter handle, Osimhen said he will be in Cameroon for the competition unless he does not make the Super Eagles final squad.

“I will be available for AFCON💯unless if am not among the players picked to represent NIGERIA.”

This will surely be good news for Nigerian football fans especially following injuries to Oghenekaro Etebo and recently Paul Onuachu.

The Eagles will open their 2021 AFCON campaign against Egypt on January 11 before also facing Guinea-Bissau and Sudan.

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