Super Eagles lethal striker, Victor Osimhen has been ruled out of the African Cup of Nation, AFCON, holding in Cameroon in January 2022.
The Napoli hitman suffered a face injury in a Serie A encounter last Sunday when he was involved in a clash of heads with Inter Milan’s Skirniar
The 22-year-old Eagle will undergo surgery and has already been transferred to the Niguarda Hospital
Football followers in Nigeria and lovers of the Super Eagles worldwide see this as a major blow for the team’s preparation for the continental soccer fiesta as Osimhen has been the team’s arrowhead in the attack since the AFCON and World Cup qualifiers commenced about a year ago.
“This has placed huge challenge and responsibilities on the likes of Kelechi Iheanacho, Bonaventure Emmanuel Dennis, Taiwo Awoniyi, Simon Moses, Chidera Ejuke, Terem Moffi, Anayo Iwuala, Umar Sadiq and Ahmed Musa among others,” says Desmond Ekwueme, an analyst.