The three-time African Champions take on the two North African sides on October 9 and 13, but they may have to play without their star player
Nigeria could be without Victor Osimhen for the international friendly games against Algeria on October 9 and Tunisia four days later.
The Nigerian international could miss the games as a result of the coronavirus. This comes after 14 Genoa players tested positive to virus following their loss to Napoli on Sunday.
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Although Osimhen has not tested positive to the virus yet, he has undergone a test with the rest of his Napoli teammates and coaching staff.
Osimhen played for the entire duration of the encounter as the Gli Azzurri thrashed I Rossoblù by six goals to nil. The former Wolfsburg striker will get his test result along with other Napoli members in the next 24 hours.
Should it come back positive, Osimhen would have to self isolate for ten days, and that could see him miss Super Eagles games next week.
Osimhen’s potential absence could open up space for Bordeaux’s Josh Maja, who is likely to be his replacement.