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Osimhen lands in Nigeria ahead of AFCON

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African Player of the Year, Victor Osimhen, has arrived in Nigeria ahead of the 2023 African Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire.

According to Italian outlet Tutto Napoli, the Super Eagles striker left Napoli after SC Napoli’s training session on Thursday.

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With his arrival, Osimhen would be the first Super Eagles player to have arrived for the competition, as the team looks forward to camping in the United Arab Emirates.

He made his AFCON debut at the 2019 AFCON hosted by Egypt, where he came in as a substitute to replace Odion Ighalo in the third-place match with Tunisia. The half remained the only game he has played at AFCON, as he missed the 2021 edition in Cameroon due to injury.

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Osimhen will first link up with his family in Lagos before joining the Super Eagles to win the trophy for the fourth time.

Nigeria will start their AFCON campaign with Equatorial Guinea on January 14 before taking on the hosts, Cote D’Ivoire, on 18 January, with the last group match against Guinea-Bissau on January 22, 2024.

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