Victor Osimhen
Victor Osimhen

By Obaloluwa Joshua, LAGOS

Victor Osimhen and Olisa Ndah have pulled out of the Nigeria squad for the upcoming friendly against Portugal, reports PNO Sports.

The duo, who were named in head coach, Jose Peseiro’s 23-man squad last week Friday pulled out as a result of injuries.

Peseiro has already called up Cyriel Dessers and Chidozie Awaziem as replacement for the two players.

“Update Portugal V Nigeria friendly: Chidozie Awaziem replaces injured Olisa Ndah while Cyriel Dessers replaces injured Victor Osimhen,” reads a tweet on the Nigeria Football Federation’s (NFF) Twitter handle on Monday afternoon.

Osimhen was in action in Napoli’s 3-2 win against Udinese last Saturday.

The 23-year-old scored the opening goal for the Partenopei in the game.

The forward also missed Nigeria’s previous friendly against Algeria due to injury.

Ndah missed the chance to return to the Super Eagles after his last appearance at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.