Sunday, January 16, 2022

Blow For Super Eagles As Onuachu May Miss AFCON 2021

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Paul Onuachu suffered a new injury setback and looks set to miss Nigeria’s campaign at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

The lanky striker hurt his hamstring as Genk settled for a 1-1 draw against Royal Antwerp in Sunday’s Belgian top-flight outing.

Having been set up by Theo Bongonda, Onuachu put the Smurfs ahead in the 32nd minute at the Luminus Arena.

Sadly, he was subbed for the Canada international of Nigerian descent in the 70th minute following his injury nightmare.

With Genk looking destined to secure all points at stake, the visitors levelled matters through super-sub Viktor Fischer in the 82nd minute.

The Denmark international forward fired past goalkeeper Maarten Vandevoordt after he was teed up by Benson Hedilazio.

Reacting to the 27-year-old’s injury against Brian Priske’s side, Onuachu’s manager Bernd Storck stated that the Super Eagle will be out of action for at least four weeks.

“He suffered a muscle tear. I already had the feeling that I had to replace him, but he said he could continue.” Storck told Sporza.

“And then he suffered a hamstring injury during sport. He will not be able to play for the next three, four weeks.”

Tobiloba Ayinde

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