Current Seria A top scorer Victor Osimhen had to be removed from the Super Eagles squad after being ruled out for about two weeks with injury.

The Napoli goal machine has already been nominated for the Seria A Player of the Month for November, having scored 9 league goals already this season which is more than half of his total tally last season (14).

In a short video interview on NFFTV, Super Eagles manager Jose Peseiro stated that Napoli have contacted the NFF on why the striker would not be available for Thursday friendly match against Portugal.

“Doctors from Napoli spoke to our doctor that Osimhen is not fit even in the last club game he felt pains in the back.

“They sent in a report and are with our doctor they said he will need between 10-15 days to fully recover.

“Of course, I will like to play him but there is nothing I can do, I always like to play the best”, Peseiro said.