The 23-year-old star is not in Cameroon, but he is sending his support from Naples ahead of the team’s opener against the Pharaohs
Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has wished his Nigerian teammates all the best of luck as they begin their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations campaign with a clash against Egypt.
The Super Eagles begin their quest for a fourth AFCON title with a massive game against seven-time champions Egypt at the Roumde Adija stadium on Tuesday.
Ideally, Osimhen would have been in the lineup when the three-time AFCON kings go out on Tuesday, but the Napoli man had to withdraw from the squad after failing to recover from a facial injury.
Osimhen’s absence is a massive blow for Nigeria, but the ex-Lille man has immense trust in his teammates and wishes them luck.
The Napoli star took to his Twitter account to express his support for Austin Eguavoen’s men, starting with the game against Egypt.
Osimhen said: GoodLuck To The Super Eagles, As They Begin Their AFCON Campaign Tomorrow Against Egypt.
— victor osimhen (@victorosimhen9) January 10, 2022
Osimhen is not the only big name missing from the Super Eagles squad in Cameroon. Nigeria will also be without the likes of Emmanuel Dennis, Odion Ighalo and Leon Balogun.
Nonetheless, the Super Eagles still possess enough quality to beat the Egyptians and other rivals for the title.