Nigeria has been handed some good news ahead of its upcoming AFCON 2021 qualifiers as striker Victor Osimhen has been declared fit by his French Ligue One club site Lille.
Ahead of this weekend’s Ligue 1 clash against Olympique Marseille, manager Christophe Galtier has disclosed that Nigeria forward Victor Osimhen has recovered from his abductor injury and is fit for Saturday big match.
Osimhen sustained the injury in Lille’s 3-0 home win against Girondins Bordeaux last weekend.
The 20-year-old was replaced by former France international forward Loic Remy in the 58th minute.
There were concerns that Osimhen will spend somw time on the sidelines following the injury, but Galtier has hinted that the former Wolfsburg striker is up and running again.
“Victor (Osimhen) is up and running. He has trained well throughout the week,” Galtier told a news conference on Thursday.
The Nigeria international has scored seven goals in 11 league appearances for Lille this season.
He was named Lille player of the month for September and also scooped the best Ligue 1 player award for the same month.
Osimhen is also expected to lead the forward lines for the Super Eagles when they face Benin Republic in November in their AFCON 2021 Qualifiers opener.