According to the official Twitter account of the Super Eagles, the 25-year-old player did not travel to the northern Ivory Coast city of Bouake due to abdominal pains. He remained in Abidjan with the team medics and is in a race against time to be fit for the upcoming match. Although he stayed in the Ivorian economic hub at the beginning of the week, he has not been completely ruled out of the match and could join his team before the 19:00 kick-off if cleared by the team doctors. Victor Osimhen will not join the team on this trip due to abdominal discomfort, and the team medics are closely monitoring him in Abidjan.
If cleared by tomorrow morning, he will join the rest of the squad before 5pm. Osimhen has only scored one goal in the tournament so far, but he is considered a key member of Nigeria’s squad.