The Nigerian trio have been cleared by CAF's anti-doping body after taking tests after the 1-0 win over Cameroon
The recent news of Victor Osimhen, Moses Simon, and William Troost-Ekong passing the Confederation of African Football (CAF)'s random anti-doping tests represents more than just a procedural clearance.
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It is a testament to the integrity and dedication of these athletes and the Nigerian football system. In a sports era marred by doping scandals, such clean chits reinforce the ethos of fair play and commitment to clean sportsmanship, as per reports from Royal Times
The Significance for AFCON and Nigerian Football
This news comes as a significant boost for the Nigerian national team, the Super Eagles, as they prepare for their quarter-final clash against Angola in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
These tests, conducted after Nigeria's impressive 2-0 victory over Cameroon in the Round of 16, are standard in international tournaments, especially for players who exhibit exceptional energy levels and performance, like Osimhen did. Their passing of these tests not only clears them for further participation but also elevates the team's morale.
Nigeria gunning for fourth AFCON title
These three players along with other Super Eagles stars are hoping to help Nigeria secure a fourth AFCON title after victories in 1980, 1994 and 2013 and the team are well on their way to making the dream come true.
Nigeria has overcome several setbacks to reach the quarterfinals after beating hosts Ivory Coast and archrivals Cameroon en route the last eight where they will face Angola.
Given their performances so far, the Super Eagles are now considered one of the favourites for the trophy and will be hoping to repeat heroics of past tournaments.
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