After the extensive backlash received for putting Genk striker Paul Onuachu on the standby list for the upcoming AFCON qualifiers, Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr, has taken a final stand on the inclusion of Onuachu in his squad.
Gernot Rohr makes Onuachu U-turn
Onuachu was shockingly left out of Nigeria’s 24-man squad released earlier this month, with the player only making the standby list despite his incredible performances for Genk this season.
The lanky centre-forward has bagged 27 goals across all competitions for the Blue and White, including his strike against Anderlecht in Sunday’s Belgian Cup tie.
However, Onuachu has now been handed a Nigeria call-up for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against the Republic of Benin and Lesotho.
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His call-up is because Moses Simon and other Nigeria stars in France are set to miss the encounter due to the country’s Covid-19 protocols.
The Super Eagles will take on the Squirrels at Stade Charles de Gaulle in Porto Novo on March 27 before facing the Crocodiles three days later at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.