Onuachu replaces Osimhen In Nigeria’s Squad For Algeria, Tunisia Friendlies

Written by on October 5, 2020

Genk of Belgium Paul Onuachu has been handed a late call-up for Nigeria’s friendlies against Algeria and Tunisia.

Onuachu will take the place of Napoli striker Victor Osimhen who has been excused from the games by the Nigeria Football Federation.

@victorosimhen9 has been excused from @NGSuperEagles’ games against Algeria and Tunisia. His replacement is Paul Onuachu. #Team9jaStrong #SoarSuperEagles ,” reads a tweet on the official Twitter handle of the Nigeria Football Federation.

Napoli stars Piotr Zielinski and Eljif Elmas tested positive for Covid-19 following the side’s 6-0 win against Genoa last Sunday.

The entire Napoli squad, including Osimhen will self-isolate for 14 days to guide against the spread of the virus.

Onuachu last featured for the Super Eagles in a friendly against former world champions Brazil in October, 2019.

The 26-year-old has scored seven goals for Genk in the Belgian Pro League this season.

The Super Eagles will face Algeria on October 9 before coming up against Tunisia four days later.


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