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