Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has declared himself fit to play for Nigeria at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon next month.
However, the 22-year-old has said on social media that he is “available for Afcon unless not among the players picked to represent Nigeria.”
The Super Eagles are yet to name even a provisional squad for the Nations Cup, which kicks off on 9 January.
It comes as boost for interim coach Austin Eguavoen after the news another of Nigeria’s key strikers, Belgium-based Paul Onuachu, is a doubt with a hamstring injury.
Osimhen underwent surgery on his cheekbone and eye socket on 23 November, having sustained fractures in the 3-2 defeat by Inter Milan two days earlier.
Napoli tweeted pictures of Osimhen back in training on Tuesday, wearing a protective mask.
Before his injury he had scored nine goals in 14 club appearances this season.