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Good News for Nigerians: Osimhen Set to Play in AFCON Semifinal

Nigeria’s joy reached new heights as striker Victor Osimhen received medical clearance to play in their crucial Africa Cup of Nations semifinal against South Africa on Wednesday.

Concerns gripped the nation on Monday when Osimhen, named African Player of the Year just last week, remained behind due to stomach discomfort.

He was later conditionally allowed to travel on Tuesday, but only for observation.

Thankfully, a final green light followed, sending a wave of relief through the Super Eagles camp.

“He has joined the team in Bouak√© and trained with the squad today,” confirmed an official statement, leaving the cause of the discomfort undisclosed.

This news comes as a massive boost for Nigeria, considering Osimhen’s pivotal role in their run to the semis.

He has been a driving force, directly contributing to four of the team’s six goals, including a crucial strike in the opening game against Equatorial Guinea.

His relentless energy, aggressive pressing, and aerial dominance have laid the foundation for Nigeria’s organized defensive approach.

Now, with their star striker back in their ranks, the Super Eagles soar into the semifinal brimming with confidence, their sights firmly set on lifting the coveted AFCON trophy.