Genk forward Paul Onuachu has been called up as replacement for the injured Moses Simon in Nigeria’s squad for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header against Sierra Leone, Completesports.com reports.
Simon picked up an injury in Nantes’ 3-0 home defeat to Paris- Saint Germain last Saturday.
The winger featured for 25 minutes in the encounter before he was substituted.
“@NGSuperEagles update: Paul Onuachu has been called up as replacement for injured @Simon27Moses #SoarSuperEagles #Team9jaStrong,”reads a tweet on the official Twitter handle of the Nigeria Football Federation.
Onuachu was part of Nigeria’s squad for last month’s friendlies against African champions Algeria and the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia.
He was named as replacement for Napoli striker Victor Osimhen for the friendlies.
The 26-year-old has scored nine goals in 10 league appearances for Genk this season.
The Super Eagles will keep a date with the Leone Stars on Friday, November 13 at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City.
The reverse fixture will take place four days later at the Siaka Stevens Stadium, Freetown.
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