I will play at AFCON – Osimhen

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Super Eagles forward, Victor Osimhen has confirmed his availability for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, holding in January.

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Osimhen, who was injured after a clash of heads during Napoli’s defeat at Inter Milan in November, was initially ruled out of action for three months.

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But in a statement on social media, the U-17 World Cup winner said he will be available for the tournament billed for next month in Cameroon.

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“I will be available for AFCON 100% unless I’m not among the players picked to represent Nigeria,” he wrote.

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The former Lille forward underwent surgery after suffering multiple facial fractures during the collision.

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“Victor Osimhen was operated on this morning by Prof. Tartaro, assisted by dr. Mario Santagata and in the presence of dr. Canonical, for a reduction and restraint operation of multi-fragmentary and displaced fractures of the malar bone, of the zygomatic arch and pommel, of the floor and lateral wall of the orbit, and of the diastasis of the frontal-zygomatic suture;” the club said in a statement.

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“The prognosis is estimated to be around 90 days.”

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Osimhen’s comment will be a major booster to the Super Eagles fans and interim coach, Austine Eguavoen, as they prepare for the continental showpiece.

Nigeria, in Group D alongside Egypt, Sudan, and Guinea Bissau, will begin the quest for a fourth AFCON title against the Pharaohs on January 11th.

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