2019 AfCON Qualifiers: Onyekuru Doubtful For S/Africa-Nigeria Clash Over Injury

2019 AfCON Qualifiers: Onyekuru Doubtful For S/Africa-Nigeria Clash Over Injury

Galatasaray winger Henry Onyekuru is a major doubt for Nigeria’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa next month in Johannesburg, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

Onyekuru has been ruled out of action for the next three weeks due to a hamstring injury.

Nigeria will face South Africa at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on November 17 in a Group E clash.

Onyekuru missed Galatasaray’s goalless draw away at Bursaspor last Friday and could miss the club’s next five games, Turkish daily, Fanatik.tr.com revealed.

The 21 year old will miss Galatasaray’s home and away games against Schalke 04 in the UEFA Champions League, the derby against Fenerbahce, as well as the games against Malatyaspor and Kayseri in the Turkish Super Lig.

Onyekuru has scored two goals in 10 games this term for Galatasaray.

The Everton loanee has also made four substitute appearances for the Super Eagles since he made his first appearance against Corsica in 2017.


  • Chairmanfemi 3 months ago

    I dey hear rumour say Coach GR is planning to call up SHEYI OJO for the South Africa clash according to owngoalnigeria. A left footed winger which is scarce in the Super Eagles should be a good replacement for Onyekuru IMHO

  • Sunnyb 3 months ago

    Rohr will not call Ojo, the guy is a talker.He would use the same snail approach he used by not inviting Ebere Eze, now we lost the guy to England. I think we need a department within the NFF to monitor,approach, and convince some our foreign youngsters  to play us, we are losing so many good superstars to different countries. Siasia did it with Moses , Iwobi, Ekong, and Emenike.

  • Have u guys watched Emem Eduok lately? D guy is balling seriously. Soon Fenerbahce or Galatasaray will buy him.