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Osimhen fit for clash against Burundi, says team doctor


Flying Eagles’ striker, Victor Osimhen

Flying Eagles’ striker, Victor Osimhen

Contrary to media reports that Flying Eagles’ striker, Victor Osimhen, is injured and effectively ruled out of the May 21 CAF U-20 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier with Burundi in Bujumbura, team doctor, Ozi Salami, has debunked the story, insisting the striker is fit.

Osimhen injured his left shoulder during Thursday’s test match with the Under-23 National team after a collision with defender Segun Oduduwa and was immediately substituted by coach Emmanuel Amuneke.

“He fell awkwardly after the collision with the Under-23 defender, but it is nothing serious as you can see,” Dr. Salami told the media after the match.

The Wolfsburg of Germany striker scored the second goal in the 65th minute to give the Flying Eagles a slim 2-1 victory over the Samson Siasia-tutored Dream Team, as both teams perfect strategies ahead of major international engagements.

Osimhen trained alone on Friday evening as the coaches and medical team continue to access his fitness ahead of next weekend. He has so far scored in all, but one of the Flying Eagles eight friendly games and looks set to silence the Burundians in Bujumbura next weekend.

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