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Osimhen Injured In Eagles’ Training, May Miss Madagascar Clash

Osimhen Injured In Eagles’ Training, May Miss Madagascar Clash

Victor Osimhen is doubtful for Nigeria’s last AFCON 2019 Group B game against the Barea of Madagascar on Sunday after picking up what looked like a groin injury in the team’s training session at the Arab Academy of Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, Alexandria on Thursday morning, reports Completesports.com.

Osimhen, Completesports.com learnt, was able to shake off the injury few minutes later after receiving treatment from the medical team who applied ice pack on his leg.

Nigeria have battled with illness and injuries to key players in the build up to the competition.

Regulars; Odion Ighalo, Ahmed Musa and Leon Balogun started the team’s first game against Burundi on the bench.

The Super Eagles booked their spot in the Round of 16 following a hard fought 1-0 win against the Syli Nationale of Guinea on Wednesday.

Handler of the side, Gernot Rohr will look to give opportunities to some of his fringe players in the game.

Osimhen who is yet to play a single minute in the competition will be hoping to be part of action against Madagascar in their last game on Sunday.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Greenturf 1 year ago

    Senegal just denied a goalscoring opportunity with an undisputable penalty not given.How that penalty wasn’t given is a mystery.Mane was tripped in the box by two Algerian players and replay showed he was fouled yet it wasn’t given.
    Surprisingly Algeria is the better of two sides playing some purposeful football.

  • tayo 1 year ago

    Same Senegal people were saying they will disgrace any team

  • Ayphillydegreat 1 year ago

    VAR from the quarter finals stage will be really interesting. Senegal could’ve had a penalty, but Algeria could’ve scored about 3 or 4 goals in that match. Senegal the best team in Africa where just all over the place, they couldn’t cope with the pace and tactics of the Algerians. Aside Mane Senegal don’t have any game changer. Niang is the worst number 9 they can boast of. Senegal is currently better than Nigeria blah blah blah. Well we’ll see how far they can go this year, but they’ve never even won the AFCON before anyway. 

  • Iszy 1 year ago

    If you ask me ,this is the worst officiating I have ever watched lately in football matches.
    I referee lacks confidence. This was shown by his over confident attitude.
    The game was like a wrestling man. I hope CAF will call this referee to order. The Algerians were just too rough and they always want to protest against decisions against them. This perhaps intimidated the referee.

    It must be clear that the game of soccer operates by standard rules and regulation which provides for booking, whether yellow or red , as the case may be.

    The Algerians should have had at least 2 or 3 red cards, if the centre referee was sensitive to his job.

    Honestly it was a bad officiating.

    However I must confess that the Algerians outplayed and out ran the Senegalese team.
    They are so fast and pacy.
    They are a force not to be ignored in the competition.

  • Diuto perpe 1 year ago

    Why do you pple suddenly changed d topic of this post to Senegal Vs Algeria Match?? I guess you guys must have carried senegal to win in ur tickets! Hopefully, Oshimenh injury is not that serious… Speed recovery o

  • Diuto perpe 1 year ago

    Dr Grey My one and only where you dey??

  • Ndubuisi 1 year ago

    This afcon is getting interesting is end to end stuff between Kenya and Tanzania a must watch. Back to the match between Senegal and Algeria the referee was poor and its obvious Algeria got away with his poor decisions. I saw at least 1 red card and a penalty against them. Can’t wait for VAR some of this bone crushers will not go unpunished. Algeria is not a bad team they have really improved after we beat them black and blue here. Senegal still remain a strong team physically and with lots of talent but their power play could not save them today and will not give them the cup. We have watched both them and Egypt I don’t see them winning the cup.

  • Omo9ja 1 year ago

    I wish you a speedy recovery Osimeh. I’m really pity you guys because the coach is not helping the situation.

    All our good players are sitting on the bench. Even if you were not injured no guaranteed that you will play a single game. Against Madagascar maybe but you are injured now.

    The coach should have introduced you in the last match instead of using Ighalo for the 90 minutes. Samething applies to Onyekuru.

    If the coach refused to use Onyekuru in this tournament, we must know the secret behind it. What else does he wanted Onyekuru to proved?

    As a Nigerian fan, it’s my duty to fight for you guys. CSN, over to you. Our voices must be heard.

    Good luck to you Osimhen. God bless Nigeria!!

    • PapaFem 1 year ago

      The players that have played so far are equally good. Reasons the coach has adopted a rotational system. As a matter of fact, more than 70% of the entire squad have played so far, just in 2 matches. And with 2nd round ticket already won, that figure could increase in the next match. I have a feeling that this team will do well in the competition. There is depth and talent. No one even noticed that Mikel, Ekong and Chukwueze didn’t play the last match. I can’t wait for the knockout stage.

    • I swear now I know this guy is a big joke. Who comments like this? Tueh!

      • TriPod 1 year ago

        You will do well to tell us your problem with the comment instead of calling the writer names.

    • BigD 1 year ago

      “The coach should have introduced you in the last match instead of using Ighalo for the 90 minutes” a comment like this shows that either you didn’t watch the matches or are uninformed. Ighalo did not play 90 minutes against Burundi nor against Guinea.

      The primary focus was and still is to record wins, that objective has been achieved using 16 players out of 23. Selections for the matches some forced, meant that players have to be managed (some could not play full matches owing to fitness levels arising from illness – Musa, Onyekuru, Onuachu, etc) and injury (Shehu, Collins, Ezenwa).

      At the end of the day we have played two games and won both. Coach has said he will ring the changes for the next match against Madagascar and I’d expect to see Osimhen (if he is fit) and Onyekuru plus Kalu at some point. However, the first objective is to win the game and the group and for that the coach will select the team based on the match ahead and players available at the time

    • Patrick 1 year ago

      The coach must field onyekeru in our next match which is against Madagascar. His teammates in his club in turkey that are not better than him are all playing for their national team. The coach must give all the players in the national team opportunities to play for the country.

  • which report will we believe now, allnigeriasoccer says oshimhen was treated by the physio and immediately got up and continued with the training. but complete sports are saying he is injured and doubtful for the game. time will tell

  • Ololo 1 year ago

    Nigeria and Madagascar are presently fighting for first position if any carries the day.
    If we take 1st position we would face third place in a, c and d with the greater chance for a and d I don’t see group d producing a best Third so I’m seriously thinking we would face third in group a which I think would be Zimbabwe.. My permutation for quarter final. Nigeria vs Zimbabwe.

    • Igwe 1 year ago

      you may be right and if that happens then I go sorry for Zimbabwe bcos SE go show them sey wetin happen for Asaba na joke. NB the meeting will be round of 16 not quarter final thanks

  • Ololo 1 year ago

    Yes thanks for the correction. I easily forgot we now use round of 16 for afcon unlike the usual quarter final stage immediately after group stage.. Groups has morroco, civ, South Africa and Namibia. If South Africa wins Namibia today and either of civ and morroca wins then it would be 6,3,3 0 points the group is tough and I predict South Africa and Namibia losing their last match also making it hard for a both picking best third while zim would definitely win dr Congo to pick one of best Third positions.. So I’m seriously thinking nig vs Zimbabwe…

  • BigD 1 year ago

    Victor Osimhen got injured during training was attended to and got up and continued training. Apparently it’s now news that somebody fell down during training


    • Ayphillydegreat 1 year ago

      I think he should be ok. Kalu looks so good on the ball. If we need a replacement for Iwobi in the number 10 role I think Kalu can play that role to perfection. Very skillful player. 

  • Alamin 1 year ago

    I wish him fast recovery and for those saying the coach have not play Henry, Osimhen and co pls note that the coach have said(in a pre match conference b4 Guinea) he will feature players that have not play yet which I believe he will stick to is word if no sickness or injury later arises. to be honest, am also eager to see those boys play but we can’t feature the whole 23players, so let see the line up first.

    • Ndubuisi 1 year ago

      Osimhen is fine he played and completed training yesterday being Friday and actually scored a goal. I expect him to feature tomorrow as a starter or substitute.

  • Sintali 1 year ago

    Use your opportunity when ever it comes your way. I call on all SE players to use this as a yardstick for future chances to play in the remaining matches.