SSC Napoli of Italy striker, Victor Osimhen is seeking redemption for himself and the Super Eagles from the final World Cup qualifier against Ghana in the month of March, megasportsarena.com reports.
Information on offer from The Land of The Azzurri indicates that Osimhen is ruing his inability to make it to the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations with the Super Eagles, and he is now eagerly looking forward to March for his return.
It would then be a double task on his mind to achieve, as he will be in search of personal redemption, to make up for his late withdrawal from the Eagles’ roster, as well as collective revival for the team that fell to Tunisia in the round of 16.
The report by Italian publication, Corriere del Mezzogiorno disclosed that Osimhen is angry and disappointed that he missed out on being part of Nigeria’s squad to AFCON 2021, while the 23-year-old hitman is also said to be frustrated by his complex recovery from injury.
A report by allnigeriasoccer.com added: “The Napoli striker was originally included in Nigeria’s 28-man squad for the ongoing tournament in Cameroon but was forced to withdraw from the roster after testing positive for coronavirus whilst holidaying in Lagos.
“Prior to pulling out of the squad, a club versus country row was brewing between Napoli and the Nigeria Football Federation over the availability of Osimhen for the tournament as he was rehabbing after undergoing surgery on his fractured cheekbone.
“Without the 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup Golden Boot winner in the squad, Augustine Eguavoen’s team lacked firepower in attack as Taiwo Awoniyi and Umar Sadiq failed to deliver, missing chances upon chances.
“Wearing a protective mask, Osimhen made his comeback from injury against Bologna on January 17, playing the last nineteen minutes of a 2-0 win against Bologna and also made a substitute appearance the following matchday versus Salernitana.
“All things being equal, the 23-year-old will play his first game for the Super Eagles in 2022 when they take on Ghana in the 2022 World Cup playoff in March.”