2026 WCQ: Osimhen Ruled Out Of South Africa, Benin Games

2026 WCQ: Osimhen Ruled Out Of South Africa, Benin Games

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Napoli will miss 's upcoming qualifiers against Bafana Bafana of South Africa and of due to injury.

Head coach Finidi George has already extended invitation to defender Kenneth Igboke as his replacement.

“Africa Player of the Year, Victor Osimhen is injured and out for 4 weeks. Super Eagles' Coach Finidi George has called up Enugu Rangers' left back Kenneth Igboke for the WC qualifiers against South Africa and Benin Rep,” reads a statement on the Super Eagles X account.

Igboke's invitation increased the number of home-based players in the team to three.

Enyimba goalkeeper and Remo Stars' Sodiq Ismail were part of the 23-man squad named last week by Finidi.

Osimhen has battled with injury in recent weeks.

The 25-year-old featured as a substitute in Napoli's 0-0 draw against Leece last weekend.

The striker took the place of Jens Cajuste 25 minutes from time.

The Super Eagles are expected to open camp for the qualifying fixtures this weekend.

The three-time African will host South Africa at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo on Friday, June 7.

They will travel to Abidjan to keep a date with neighbours Benin Republic three days later.

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