Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen, has confirmed he will be fit and ready to represent Nigeria at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
Osimhen’s availability for the tournament in Cameroon was in doubt, after he suffered a facial injury during a Serie A clash against Inter Milan last November.
The 22-year-old fractured his left cheekbone and orbit after clashing with Inter’s Milan Skriniar.
As a result, Osimhen went through a complicated but successful injury.
Following the surgery, Napoli confirmed that their record signing would be out for three months, which effectively ruled him out of AFCON.
However, Osimhen made a quick return ahead of schedule, resuming individual training just two weeks after his surgery
Still, his participation in the AFCON was still in doubt, with reports suggesting that he would not be back playing until January 6.
But the ex-Lille man has now put an end to all the doubts, stating his availability for the biennial competition, which begins on January 9.
“I will be available for AFCON unless if am not among the players picked to represent NIGERIA,” Osimhen said on his Twitter page.