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Osimhen, Yusuf Benched As Eagles Return To Training



Super Eagles stars Victor Osimhen and Alhassan Yusuf were notably absent from Monday’s training session following their 1-1 draw against Equatorial Guinea. Despite showing up, both players were prevented from participating, with Osimhen reportedly complaining of an undisclosed issue upon the team’s arrival.

The nature and severity of Osimhen’s injury remain unknown, raising concerns about his availability for upcoming matches. Meanwhile, Terem Moffi from OC Nice and Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City actively engaged in a demanding training session, providing coach Jose Peseiro with alternative attacking options.

As the Eagles prepare to face the host nation, Elephants of Cote D’Ivoire, on Thursday at the Stade Olympique Alassan Ouattara Stadium, the absence of key players prompts strategic considerations. The Media Officer, Babafemi Raji, assured reporters that Osimhen and Yusuf’s withdrawal on Monday was a precautionary measure, emphasizing the team’s commitment to player welfare.

While uncertainties loom over the injured duo, the coaching staff remains focused on optimizing available resources for the upcoming crucial fixture. The precautionary measures underscore the team’s dedication to ensuring players’ fitness and well-being during the demanding tournament.

As the tournament unfolds, the Super Eagles must navigate challenges, making strategic decisions to field a competitive lineup against the Elephants. The absence of key players during training highlights the unpredictable nature of sports, where injuries and uncertainties can influence crucial moments in a competition.

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