Nigerian forward, Asisat Oshoala will miss the rest of the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup Of Nations after picking up a knee injury.
The reigning African Women’s Footballer Of The Year had her tournament ended by a medial ligament injury suffered in Nigeria’s 2-1 defeat to South Africa on Monday.
The 27-year-old was expected to help Nigeria defend their title in Morocco but will not be able to after being substituted in the 85th minute of the Group C clash.
Scans revealed the Barcelona forward suffered a grade two medial collateral ligament injury and will be returning to Spain on Thursday.
Botswana lead Group C on goal difference ahead of South Africa, with both sides in action again on Thursday against Nigeria and Burundi respectively.