Reports circulating on social media suggest that Napoli and Super Eagles striker was invited to undergo Doping tests at the ongoing AFCON.
While that is true but there is a twist to when the test took place.
WHEN DID OSIMHEN UNDERGO DOPING TEST AT THE AFCON
Victor Osimhen actually underwent a random doping test conducted by the anti-doping department. However, further investigation by SPORTSRATION has clarified that the Nigerian international underwent the test after the match against Guinea-Bissau, not Cameroon as widely reported.
Additionally, , Simon Moses and William Troost-Ekong have also been subjected to dope tests.
REASON FOR THE TESTS
The random doping tests are standard procedures and are typically conducted on players whose enhanced energy levels may raise suspicions of substance use.
It is important to note that random tests are not exclusive to individual players, and similar tests have been conducted on players from other participating teams in the tournament. This process aims to ensure fair play and maintain the integrity of the competition.
WHAT NEXT FOR OSIMHEN AND NIGERIA
After playing a key role in Nigeria’s win over Cameroon, the reigning CAF Men’s player of the year posing a constant threat to the Indomitable Lions’ defense and providing an assist to Ademola Lookman for Nigeria’s first goal in that match.
Next u for Nigeria is Angola in the quarterfinals of the 2023 AFCON tournament, and the team is focused on securing a positive outcome to advance to the semi-finals.