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Osimhen, Chukwueze out of FIFA WC qualifiers against Lesotho, Zimbabwe

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Super Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro has confirmed that Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze will not be part of the squad for the upcoming 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Lesotho and Zimbabwe.

The two players were injured in Nigeria’s friendly against the Green Falcons of Saudi Arabia last month.

Although Chukwueze has returned to training for Ac Milan ahead of their Champions League clash with Paris Saint Germain, PSG, Osimhen is still recovering from the injury and is yet to make an appearance for Napoli.

Peseiro speaking to TV Play said, “Samuel Chukwueze and Victor Osimhen will not be called up during the next break; we want to avoid any risks.”

“I was very sorry for their injuries: the clubs pay the players, and we constantly collaborate with them.”

The Super Eagles will host Lesotho at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, on Thursday, November 16.

Three days later, the thee times AFCON champions will travel to Huye Stadium to play against the Zimbabweans.

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