Super Eagles continue to face injury setbacks: Following Onyemaechi and Chukwueze, Osimhen also falls victim to the same fate


Super Eagles  coach Finidi George is anxiously waiting for updates on the health of another Super Eagles player based in Italy. Victor Osimhen, who plays for Napoli, is the latest concern due to injury as the squad selected for the 2026 World Cup qualifiers against South Africa’s Bafana Bafana and Benin’s Cheetahs approaches, according to

Samuel Chukwueze’s availability for the upcoming matches is in doubt after he sustained a hamstring injury in the left thigh during AC Milan’s 5-1 victory over Cagliari on Saturday.

Unfortunately, Tyronne Ebuehi will be out for the rest of the season due to a partial tear in his ACL back in March.

Victor Osimhen also missed full training on Monday due to a muscle strain, casting doubt on his availability for the upcoming match against Fiorentina in the Serie A.

Finidi faces some tough decisions as he prepares to announce his squad, with several players either dealing with injuries or lacking match fitness.

In addition to Ebuehi, Chukwueze, and Osimhen, Moses Simon and Zaidu Sanusi are unlikely to participate in the World Cup qualifiers due to long-term injuries.

Boavista fullback Bruno Onyemaechi is expected to sit out the rest of the season after sustaining a left knee injury, causing him to miss the last two games in the Liga Portugal.

Defenders William Troost-Ekong, Jamilu Collins, and Semi Ajayi are struggling with match fitness as they prepare for the World Cup qualifiers.

On a positive note, Turkish-based duo Bright Osayi-Samuel and Paul Onuachu have returned to action following injury scares.


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