Nigeria star Victor Osimhen has recovered for the African Cup semi-final against South Africa on Wednesday (6:00 p.m.) in Bouaké, the Nigerian Football Federation announced. The Naples striker “has been declared fit and available for selection,” the NFF announced in a press release. He joined the team on Tuesday, which flew to Bouaké on Monday evening.
Osimhen was “very uncertain” Monday evening due to abdominal pain. Tuesday afternoon at training on the annex field of the Peace Stadium, he ran, touched the ball and participated in a “toro” during the first thirty minutes open to the media.
Around noon, José Peseiro had not assured the presence of his attacker for the semi-final. “For the moment I cannot answer you positively, he has a health problem, as you know, this afternoon I will know if he can play or not,” said the Portuguese coach of the Nigerians.
Osimhen scored a goal and an assist and caused a penalty at the African Cup.