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Victor Osimhen to miss Africa Cup of Nations with Nigeria

Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen is set to be sidelined for three months with a facial injury. Italian Club Napoli has announced.

The 22-year-old Osimhen will miss the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, which kicks off in seven weeks’ time on 9 January.

The Serie A side said the striker had surgery on his cheekbone and eye socket on Tuesday, having sustained fractures in the 3-2 defeat by Inter Milan on Sunday.

Osimhen, who is Napoli’s top scorer this season with nine goals in 14 appearances, was substituted in the 52nd minute following a nasty clash of heads with Inter’s Milan Skriniar.

“Titanium plates and screws were used in the operation,” said a statement on the Napoli website.

“The player is doing well and will remain under observation for the next few days.”