Victor Osimhen and Bruno Onyemaechi are the latest additions to the Super Eagles’ injury list ahead of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and Benin.

Osimhen missed Napoli’s training session on Monday following an injury sustained in their Serie A match against Bologna over the weekend.

Napoli’s official website reported that the forward underwent recovery work for a muscle strain, casting doubt on his availability for the upcoming league clash against Fiorentina. Meanwhile, left-back Bruno Onyemaechi has been ruled out for the rest of the season due to a knee injury, further depleting the team’s defensive options

AC Milan winger Samuel Chukwueze is also uncertain for the upcoming matches due to an injury concern, adding to the team’s injury woes. Additionally, Moses Simon, Zaidu Sanusi, and Tyrone Ebuehi are already sidelined for the qualifiers due to long-term injuries.

However, there is a glimmer of hope as vice-captain William Troost-Ekong has returned to training after undergoing surgery following the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, potentially bolstering the team’s defense.


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