Paul Onuachu has been rewarded for his impressive performances for Genk with an invitation to the Super Eagles’ main team.
The 26-year-old was included in the standby list by Gernot Rohr, but he has now been drafted into the main team following the inability of the France based Super Eagles Players to honour the Call-Up due to the country’s Covid-19 protocols.
“Following the uncertainty regarding the availability of players based in France [due to COVID 19 laws guiding the country], Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr has extended an invitation to KRC Genk striker Paul Onuachu. Henry Onyekuru was earlier called up to replace injured Samuel Kalu,” read a statement from the NFF media channel.
Henry Onyekuru has also been called up to replace the injured Samuel Kalu
Nigeria lead Group L of the Afcon qualifiers with eight points and win against Benin or Lesotho will ensure qualification to the 2022 Afcon.
Onuachu has scored 27 goals in all competitions for Genk this season.