Super Eagles head coach, Jose Peseiro has provided more update on Victor Osimhen’s absence from his squad for the international friendly against Portugal.
Osimhen was initially named in the 23-man squad for the prestige friendly but was replaced with Cremonese forward, Cyriel Dessers due to injury.
Concerns were raised over his decision to pull out of the game as he featured for 90 minutes in Napoli’s 3-2 victory against Udinese last weekend.
Peseiro however stated that the forward is truly injured and not fit to face his native country. He added that Doctors from Napoli informed the NFF that Osimhen is injured and felt pain in the game against Udinese.
He further stated that the doctors sent a report to the medical team of the Super Eagles, explaining to them that Osimhen will will need between 10-15 days to fully recover.