Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen is battling abdominal discomfort ahead of the Super Eagles’ Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) semi-final clash against South Africa.
Babafemi Raji, the Super Eagles media officer, announced the development in a statement on Monday.
The 25-year-old was left behind in Abidjan, where he was “placed under close watch with a member of the medical team” while the rest of the team travelled to Buoke, the city where the semi-final match will be held.
The statement added that “If cleared by tomorrow morning, he will join the rest of the squad before 5 pm.”
“We will fly from Abidjan to Bouaké today via a 10 pm Air Cote D’Ivoire flight,” the statement reads.
“Victor Osimhen will not join us on this trip as a result of an abdominal discomfort. Team medics confirmed that he has been placed under close watch, with a member of the medical team staying behind in Abidjan with him. If cleared by tomorrow morning, he will join the rest of the squad before 5 pm.”
The statement did not confirm if the injury might rule the striker out of the clash against the Bafana Bafana on Wednesday.
The match is billed for 6 pm.