Genk giant striker Paul Onuachu has again been handed a late call-up by the Super Eagles for AFCON qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho following what officials described as “uncertainties regarding the availability of France-based players”.
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 invitation to KRC Genk striker Paul Onuachu. Henry Onyekuru was earlier called up to replace injured Samuel Kalu pic.twitter.com/DWFih7XOGK— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) March 17, 2021
Onuachu, who has scored 27 goals in all competitions this season in Belgium, was also a late replacement in November for the double AFCON qualifiers against Sierra Leone.
Coach Gernot Rohr received a lot of criticisms after the prolific striker was only placed on standby for the qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho.
SCORENigeria has already reported that French Ligue 1 club FC Nantes have announced Moses Simon will not be released for the AFCON qualifiers on account of travel restrictions necessitated by the Coronavirus.
Bordeaux winger Samuel Kalu was the other France-based player named on the main squad and he has since been replaced by Henry Onyekuru of Galatasaray after he suffered a thigh injury at the weekend.