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Osimhen's Fractured Cheekbone: Awoniyi and Dennis Might Be Nigeria's Last Resort At The 2022 AFCON

Recall that Nigerian Striker, Victor Osimhen, was replaced against Inter Milan after fracturing his cheekbone in a violent head collision with Skriniar. However, Matteo Bonetti reported that the Nigerian striker could be out for at least the next two months.

Photo: Osimhen's injury || Twitter

This news suggests that the Napoli striker might miss the upcoming 2022 African Cup Of Nations. The competition will commence on the 9th of December, and Osimhen's fractured cheekbone might prevent him from participating. Hence, Taiwo Awoniyi and Emmanuel Dennis might be Nigeria's last resort for the tournament. Read Why!

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1. Awoniyi and Dennis are in form.

Photo: Taiwo Awoniyi || Twitter

Taiwo Awoniyi and Dennis Emmanuel are playing well for their respective clubs. Against Manchester United, Emmanuel Dennis scored a goal and grabbed two assists. On the other hand, Taiwo Awoniyi continued his impressive outing in the German Bundesliga by scoring his 8th league goal against Hertha Berlin.

Photo: Emmanuel Dennis || Twitter

2. They are familiar with the present Super Eagles camp.

Photo: Taiwo Awoniyi || Twitter

Secondly, this duo might be called upon because they are already familiar with the camp. In the past, Dennis Emmanuel and Taiwo Awoniyi were invited by Gernot Rohr so, their integration into the team won't be difficult.

Photo: Emmanuel Dennis || Twitter

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