EXCLUSIVE: Why Wolfsburg Victor Osimhen Was Dropped From Super Eagles Squad For Algeria Tie


The reason behind the late omission of Victor Osimhen from the Super Eagles team for the November 12 game against Algeria has been unraveled by Owngoalnigeria.com.


Osimhen was handed a call up by manager Gernot Rohr after a meeting with Watford Isacc Success who confirmed that he won’t be available for the tie against Algeria, due to fitness issues.

Rohr called up Osimhen, who is now in Germany where he has joined Wolfsburg ahead of his first team debut for the team, when he completes 18 next year.

His German club Wolfsburg stopped him from honouring the call, as his visa is a single entry six months visa which will run till when he turns 18 and become eligible to apply for a work permit.

If he travels out of Germany, a fresh application process will have to start for him and it could take months before he gets his passport, which could hinder the plans of the club for him.