Genk’s Onuachu finished the Nigerian team in Cameroon


The tall forward is the last player to join the team because coach Gnot Rolle has now formed a complete lineup for training

Before the international friendly against Cameroon on Friday, Genk forward Paul Onuachu had arrived at the Nigerian camp.

The 26-year-old is the last invited player to arrive at the base of the Austrian Super Eagles because Gnotröll can now train his players.

In the absence of Naples striker Victor Osimune and Crotone star Simon Nvanko due to injury, Onuachu is expected to lead the three-time African championship team against the indomitable Lions.

In the just-concluded league, the former Chinese Jutlandian performed well in John Van den Brom’s Smurfs team, helping them to finish runner-up behind the Champions Club Bruges in the Belgian top league.

Thanks to his contribution, he has scored 35 goals in all competitions this season, as well as other impressive performances.

Onuachu’s striking performance made him named the 2020-21 Belgian League Player of the Year and Golden Boot winner.

With his appearance in the training camp, Rohr now has 20 players who will face off against the hosts of the 2021 African Cup of Nations.

Others in the camp include Captain Ahmed Moussa, Moses Simon, Francis Uzoho, John Noble, William Trost-Ekon, Alex Iwobi, Shehu Abdullahi and Leicester City duo Wilfred Endidi and Kelley Ishinajo.

The rest of the players are Chidozi Avazim, Jamilu Collins, Peter Etebo, Valentin Ozonwafo, Abraham Marcus, Anayo Ibarra, Special Rem Murphy, Peter Oleinka and Samson Tijani.

Zadu Sanussi of Porto, Semi Ajay of West Bromwich Albion, Ola Aina of Fulham, Ebu Esch of Benfica and Kevin Aker of Hoffenheim Poguma both withdrew from the game due to injuries.

Despite the size of his team, the German tactician claims that the double header will help his team gather strength in the World Cup qualifiers against Liberia and Cape Verde in September.

“You will see so many players not coming to participate in this test match. This is an opportunity to try other players, see new faces, and then have the opportunity to do something,” the Nigerian Football Association media quoted Rohr as saying.

“It is also important to prepare for the World Cup qualifiers against Liberia and Cape Verde. Therefore, we must use this opportunity to prepare and have a wonderful game in the team.”


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