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2022 WCQ: Rohr Sweating Over Onuachu Fitness For CAR Clash

2022 WCQ: Rohr Sweating Over Onuachu Fitness For CAR Clash

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has revealed that Paul Onuachu is a doubt for his side’s clash against the Les Fauves of Central African Republic, reports Completesports.com.

Onuachu missed the team’s first official training session at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos on Tuesday.

The Genk of Belgium striker featured in the Super Eagles first two games in the qualifiers but is in danger of missing out Nigeria’s home clash against Raoul Savoy’a men.

“Paul Onuachu sustained a minor injury in our training session at the hotel on Tuesday morning, so we took the decision not to risk it by allowing him trained separately from his colleagues in the evening,”Rohr told a news conference on Wednesday.

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“He trained separately with the physiotherapist but we are hoping he will be able to join us in full training today. Paul is an important player for us and we want him available for the game.

“It’s important to have all the players available for the two games against Central African Republic. ”

The Super Eagles will host Les Fauves at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos on Thursday.

The reverse fixture is billed for the Japoma Stadium, Douala on Sunday.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • No cause for alarm, that brings us down to Oshiemen and Awoniyi, the choice is obvious but Awoniyi will certainly get some minutes tomorrow

  • pompei 3 years ago

    I don’t even mind an Osimhen-Awoniyi combo. They played together at the U-23 level. Libya can confirm how dangerous that combo is.

  • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

    African referees are the most dramatic humans you will ever see…LMAOooo.

    Watching Morocco play Guinea Bissau now…35th minute, Guinea Bissau defender goes rough on a Moroccan attacker at the south edge of the penalty box close to the throwing line….and guess what, referee asks the resultant freekick be taken from the D in front of the penalty box. Even the Moroccan players got confused for a second….while the Guineans just wouldn’t stop protesting.

    NFF must please start acting ahead of time against us being assigned such types of referees when the final head-to-head round of the qualifiers commences. I forsee lots and lots of dark arts being played out by african countries at that stage.

    FIFA has helped us to solve the problem of terrible pitches by banning some countries from hosting qualifying matches…its time we also helped ourselves ahead of time.

  • pompei 3 years ago

    The Guinea Bissau team was reportedly struck down by food poisoning after dinner they ate the previous night.
    Add to that the referee’s abracadabra on the pitch.
    SERENDIPITIOUS for the Atlas Lions, you might say? A series of FORTUNATE COINCIDENCES.
    Reminds me of Alex Iwobi’s phantom covid-19 diagnosis by Benin Republic.
    As the qualifiers progress, we will be coming up against not just talented opposition, but also their DARK ARTS, per Dr. Drey.
    If the hunter has learned to shoot without missing, the bird (eagle, in this case) must learn to fly without perching.

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