Osimhen disappointed not to feature at AFCON 2021 in Cameroon

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Super Eagles interim boss Augustine Eguavoen has said Victor Osimhen is disappointed he will not feature at the AFCON 2021 in Cameroon as he gave a graphic picture of how the decision to exclude the Napoli striker was reached.

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Eguavoen narrated how he and Osimhen finally reached a decision to leave him out of the AFCON.

“When he spoke to me yesterday, you could see that he was disappointed. He told me ‘coach, I love, but you have to understand for the fact that I’m not okay.

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“’I don’t want to go to AFCON and not give a 100%, it won’t be good.

“I gave him few hours and I called him back again and the same story.

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“You have to consider the young man’s health as well.

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“It was a tough one, we spoke on three, four different occasions before at midnight we finally said there is always a tomorrow, it’s health first.”

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The coach further said: “It’s a pity Osimhen won’t be at the AFCON. He told me he will be there in spirit.”

The Napoli striker will still need a final clearance from doctors in Italy to resume full training this January.

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