Portugal vs Nigeria Real reason Osimhen will not play for Super Eagles – Peseiro. Victor Osimhen won’t be available for Thursday’s international friendly against Portugal, according to Nigeria’s head coach Jose Peseiro.
Speaking to the media, Peseiro disclosed that he had a report from Napoli’s medical staff stating that Osimhen had a back issue.
It will likely take the 23-year-old another two weeks to recover.
According to reports from the Italian media, Osimhen has no physical issues and declined to play in the friendly match against Portugal in order to avoid taking unneeded risks.
Peseiro, however, has recently taken action to correct the record.
“The doctor from Napoli issued a report to our (Nigerian team doctor) that Osimhen suffered back discomfort after the game (against Udinese). And that he has to heal for between 10 and 15 days.
How can I help? Naturally, I enjoy playing with Osimhen. He is an excellent athlete. I enjoy playing with the greatest athletes.
“That makes me unhappy. However, I no longer consider Victor Osimhen. The guys I have here are more significant to me, Peseiro remarked.
In the three friendlies that the Super Eagles have played under Jose Peseiro, against Mexico, Algeria, and Ecuador, Osimhen has not participated.