Taiwo Awoniyi could miss out on a Super Eagles call-up for next month’s AFCON qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho no thanks to a thigh injury.
Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has hinted on calling up the Liverpool loanee after a haul of goals in the Bundesliga.
However, Awoniyi Bundesliga club Union Berlin announced the 23-year-old striker has suffered a thigh muscle injury and he will be out of action for “the foreseeable future”.
Awoniyi was not listed for the team’s last Bundesliga game against Freiburg on account of the injury.
He has already represented Nigeria at U17, U20 and U23 levels.