CAF suspects Osimhen for drug intake following heroic display against Cameroon

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In the wake of his outstanding performance during Saturday’s Round of 16 match against Cameroon in the ongoing AFCON 2023, Nigerian international Victor Osimhen has been selected for a random drug test by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), according to reliable sources.

Osimhen, who played a pivotal role in the Super Eagles’ impressive 2-0 victory over Cameroon, showcased exceptional skill and determination throughout the match. His remarkable efforts included a crucial play where he dispossessed a Cameroon defender, delivering a precise low pass to Lookman for the opening goal.

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The striker’s relentless pursuit of the ball and constant threat to the Cameroon defense did not go unnoticed, prompting CAF to opt for a random drug test to ensure the integrity of the game.

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Traditionally, players are chosen for drug tests through a draw that includes all players in a matchday squad. However, in cases where unusual behavior is observed or a player stands out significantly, they may be selected randomly for testing.

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Osimhen’s exceptional display has not only contributed to the Super Eagles’ success but has also raised eyebrows within the continental football governing body. The random drug test is a standard procedure to maintain fair play and uphold the principles of the game.

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As the Super Eagles gear up for the Quarter-finals, where they are set to face Angola, the anticipation is building. The highly anticipated match is scheduled to take place at Abidjan’s Stade Félix Houphouet-Boigny stadium on Friday, February 2.

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