Nigeria’s campaign at the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations has suffered a major setback after Asisat Oshoala pulled out of the competition with an injury.
Oshoala played in Nigeria’s 2-1 defeat against South Africa in the group C, but she was replaced in the 82nd minute after she suffered a knock.
The 27 year-old did not take part in the squad’s recovery session on Tuesday and Coach Randy Waldrum had hoped to have Her back before Thursday’s game against Botswana.
However, after further diagnosis of the injury, Oshoala has now been ruled out the competition as the is more severe than initially feared.
On Wednesday, the Nigeria Football Federation provided updates on the Forward’s injury situation, in a tweet.
Last year Asisat Oshoala ruptured the posterior cruciate ligament in her right knee during a club engagement and was ruled out for two months.
Meanwhile, in February she also suffered a left thigh injury before Nigeria’s WAFCON qualifying match against Ivory Coast and was sidelined for 10 weeks.