'Osimhen might miss the Super Eagles vs South African AFCON Semifinal clash due to a medical setback | #NwokeukwuMascot

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"Osimhen's Absence Raises Concerns as Super Eagles Prepare for Crucial AFCON Clash" | #NwokeukwuMascot 

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In a surprising turn of events, the Nigerian national football team, popularly known as the Super Eagles, encountered a setback ahead of their highly anticipated AFCON match against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa. As the team traveled from Abidjan to Bouaké via a late-night Air Cote D'Ivoire flight, it was revealed that one of their key players, Victor Osimhen, did not accompany his teammates due to an abdominal discomfort.

Osimhen, who has been a vital contributor to the Super Eagles' success in the tournament so far, was immediately attended to by the team's medical staff. Concerned about his well-being, the team decided to keep him under close observation, with one of the medical personnel remaining in Abidjan to provide continuous care. The Super Eagles' medical team assured fans that they are closely monitoring Osimhen's condition and are hopeful that he will be cleared to join the squad before 5pm tomorrow.

This unexpected setback has raised concerns among fans and pundits alike, as Osimhen's absence could potentially impact the team's performance in the upcoming match. Known for his exceptional goal-scoring abilities and dynamic presence on the field, Osimhen's potential absence will undoubtedly be felt by the Super Eagles.

This development was made public this evening via the Nigeria Super Eagles verified Facebook page, the statement reads: “Members of the team traveled from Abidjan to Bouaké today via a 10pm Air Cote D'Ivoire flight. Osimhen did not however make the 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 5pm.”

However, the team remains focused and determined to overcome this hurdle. Head coach Gernot Rohr has been working tirelessly with the remaining squad members, ensuring that they are well-prepared both physically and mentally for the crucial clash against the Bafana Bafana. The coach's tactical adjustments and motivational talks are aimed at maintaining the team's winning momentum and securing a place in the next stage of the tournament.

As fans anxiously await the latest updates on Osimhen's condition, the Super Eagles are determined to rise above this setback and put on a strong performance. With the support of the Nigerian fans and the collective determination of the team, they remain hopeful of securing a victory against the Bafana Bafana and advancing further in the AFCON tournament.

Stay tuned for more updates on Victor Osimhen's availability and the Super Eagles' preparations as they gear up for the crucial match against South Africa's Bafana Bafana.

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