Injury stops Osimhen from Super Eagles versus Ghana Black Stars, Mali friendlies

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Super Eagles talisman Victor Osimhen has been ruled out of Nigeria’s upcoming international friendlies against West African neighbours Black Stars of Ghana and Mali as Napoli confirmed that their star player has not been declared fully fit to play, OwoSports.com.ng reports.

The Super Eagles are scheduled to face Ghana’s Black Stars and the Eagles of Mali on March 22 and 26 respectively, in Marrakech- Morocco.
The 25-year-old had been dealing with fitness issues and started on the bench for Napoli in a crucial Serie A clash with Inter Milan on Sunday.
According to an Italian media outlet, Alfredo Pedulla said Napoli has not permitted Osimhen to join the Super Eagles camp for the upcoming friendly matches.
The report further added that Napoli is also seeking to negotiate with the Nigerian Football Federation to prevent Osimhen’s involvement in the friendlies.
“SSC Napoli has communicated, through its official website, the list of Italian players called up by their respective national teams and Victor Osimhen is not among the players involved,” as quoted by Alfredo Pedulla.
“The striker will not start for Nigeria to recover from the injury that forced him to stop playing against Inter.”

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