Nigerian football fans are lauding Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen for his fitness and relentless energy after he, along with teammates Willian Troost-Ekong and Moses Simon, was cleared following multiple doping tests conducted by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Ivory Coast.
Confident in Osimhen’s abilities, most Nigerian fans online expressed relief after CAF released the test results.
The Napoli striker has been in exceptional form during the AFCON tournament, scoring a crucial goal and putting up impressive performances. His notable contributions include scoring the opening goal in the 1-1 draw against Equatorial Guinea and providing an assist in the 2-0 victory over Cameroon in the last-16 clash.
Osimhen’s energetic style of play, defensive contributions, and constant pressure on opposition defences have earned him praise from fans and experts alike. In Nigeria’s four games at AFCON, Osimhen played over 90 minutes in three games, showcasing his endurance and commitment to the team.
The doping tests conducted by CAF were part of the routine measures to ensure fair play in football. Fans took to social media to express their joy and admiration for Osimhen, with some highlighting his natural abilities and work ethic.
One fan, @ThefootwearG, emphasised Nigeria’s natural talents, stating, “So they decided to run an unexpected dope test for some of our players, Osimhen, Moses Simon and Ekong. Guess what ?? All results came out negative. We don’t need drugs to boost, we are natural.”
Other fans congratulated Osimhen on the negative test results, acknowledging his role in the team’s success. Some fans also reflected on Osimhen’s upbringing and his history as a street hawker in Lagos, attributing his style of play to his determined and hardworking nature.
As Osimhen and the Super Eagles advance to the quarterfinals, fans are eagerly anticipating his continued impact on the tournament. The striker is expected to lead the line for Nigeria in the upcoming clash against Angola, and his form and fitness remain crucial to the team’s success.