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Nigerian Strikers Victor Osimhen and Kelechi Iheanacho Withdraw from Camp Before Friendly Match with Mozambique

Ahmed Harby wrote Monday, October 16, 2023 11:12 AM

The Nigerian Football Federation announced on Monday that its strikers Victor Osimhen and Kelechi Iheanacho have left the team’s camp in Portugal, before playing a friendly match with Mozambique.

Osimhen returned to Italy after suffering a thigh muscle injury during the friendly match against Saudi Arabia on Friday.

host Mozambique national team His Nigerian counterpart this evening, Monday, in an international friendly match, within the current international break for the month of October, and within the framework of the two teams’ preparations for the 2023 African Cup of Nations in Côte d’Ivoire, which is scheduled for January 13 to February 11 of 2024.

The statement did not explain the severity of the injury suffered by Napoli’s Italian top scorer, even though he underwent magnetic resonance imaging tests.

The 24-year-old Napoli top scorer left the field without assistance in the 55th minute of the match, which ended in a 2-2 draw.

Osimhen scored 6 goals this season in the league whose title Napoli holds, in a wonderful season during which the Nigerian won the title of top scorer in Serie A.

On the other hand, the Nigerian Federation said that Iheanacho (27 years old), the English Leicester City player, left the national team camp for “personal reasons.”

Nigeria coach, Portuguese Jose Peseiro, said: “We will miss Kelechi and Victor, but we have other good players that the country is proud of.”

Nice’s French striker Terem Moffi and Spanish Real Sociedad’s Omar Sadiq hope to reserve a starting place against Mozambique on Monday, after coming off the bench against Saudi Arabia.

Albufeira Municipal Stadium will host Mozambique’s match against Nigeria at six o’clock this evening, Cairo time.

The draw for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, which was held in the city of Abidjan, the Ivorian capital, placed the national team in the second group, along with the teams of Ghana, Cape Verde and Mozambique in the African Championship, which includes 24 teams for the first time, scheduled to be held in Côte d’Ivoire.

The draw placed the Green Eagles team, Nigeria, in the first group, along with the teams of Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, and Côte d’Ivoire.

2023-10-16 08:12:00

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