2023 AFCON Qualifier: Orban Doubtful For Sao Tome Game


KAA Gent of Belgium in-form striker Gift Orban is set to miss the dead rubber game against Sao Tome and Principe on Sunday, Reelradio.com.ng reports.

Orban is among 23-Eagles in camp for the last Africa Cup of Nations qualifying encounter vs the True Patriots on Sunday September 10, 2023 at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.

The 21-year-old did not train fully with the rest of the Super Eagles squad in their final workout on Saturday, putting his participation for the matchday six AFCON qualifier in doubt.

Orban is experiencing a minor discomfort in the leg and will be assessed on Sunday morning to determine his availability for the match.

Providing a squad update at the pre-match press conference, Nigeria manager Jose Peseiro told reporters: “Orban complained but I don’t know if it’s serious or not. We will check today in the training.”

If Orban is not passed fit, the Portuguese football tactician is still spoilt for choice in the forward line as he can call upon the services of Victor Osimhen, Kelechi Iheanacho, Victor Boniface and Taiwo Awoniyi.


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