AFCON 2023: Nigeria Continues to Advance as Osimhen and Ekong Pass Drug Tests

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Victor Osimhen and William Troost-Ekong, prominent players of the Super Eagles, have been officially cleared of any presence of illegal substances by the anti-doping body of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

The duo had earlier been picked up by CAF for random doping tests. Osimhen and Ekong underwent separate random doping tests, a routine procedure carried out in response to their outstanding performances during the group stage of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire.

In a significant development, the results of the random doping tests conducted on Super Eagles stars Victor Osimhen and William Troost-Ekong have yielded negative outcomes, clearing both players of any allegations of illegal substances. This affirmative declaration ensures their unblemished standing and paves the way for Nigeria’s advancement to the quarterfinals of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.


Having triumphed over Ivory Coast and Cameroon in two gripping encounters, Nigeria not only secures its place in the quarterfinal stage but also intensifies its pursuit of the coveted CAF prize of US$2.5 million. The Super Eagles of Nigeria will battle the “Palancas Negras” (Black Antelopes) of Angola in the quarterfinals on Friday, February 2, 2024.

The sterling performance of the team on the field, coupled with the players’ clean bill of health in the anti-doping tests, reinforces Nigeria’s commitment to fair play and excellence in the realm of African football. As the competition progresses, the Super Eagles remain steadfast in their quest for glory and national pride.

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