Napoli’s striker, who is currently the most expensive player at the AFCON, may rejoin the team before 5 p.m. on Tuesday if his condition improves. The Nigerian Football Federation announced this on Monday evening via its Twitter page.
The Super Eagles flew from Abidjan to Ivory Coast’s second-largest city on Monday evening for their semi-final match against South Africa.
Nigeria will heavily rely on their star player in the game against the Bafana Bafana. Despite being the favorites, the match is expected to be challenging, emphasizing the importance of Osimhen’s goal-scoring abilities.
Osimhen, who has scored one goal and provided one assist so far in the tournament, has been a standout performer for the Nigerian team. He played exceptionally well in the knockout matches against Cameroon and Angola.
Whether Osimhen will be fit for the South Africa game on Wednesday remains uncertain and is subject to further evaluation of his fitness.