Nigerian players including striker, Victor Osimhen have been made to undergo multiple doping tests at the ongoing 2023 AFCON.
The star has been showing extraordinary stamina and strength which has endeared him to fans.
Due to the enormous energy, he poured into Nigeria’s 1-0 win over Guinea-Bissau on January 22, the reigning African player of the year was reportedly subjected to multiple doping tests.
Though initial reports claimed that the Confederation of African Football (CAF) subjected him to doping tests after Nigeria’s 2-0 win over Cameroon on January 27, it was gathered that the tests took place after the Super Eagles’ game against Guinea-Bissau.
It was not only Osimhen that was tested on the Nigerian side. Super Eagles’ key players like FC Nantes forward Simon Moses and Eagles’ vice-captain William Troost-Ekong, who have been very prominent in Nigeria’s progress in the tournament so far, also underwent dopping tests.
It was also revealed that other players from other teams who have exhibited extraordinary strength so far in the 2023 AFCON were also subjected to CAF random doping tests which are said to be a usual practice in such a global football tournament.