Nigeria Youngster, Henry Onyekuru To Miss 2018 World Cup.
In a surprise shock, Everton loanee will not be joining the Super Eagles to Russia come 2018. This follows a knee injury he sustained in Anderlecht’s Belgian Pro League win over Eupen on Friday.
According to his coach Hein Vanhaezebrouck, the versatile forward could be out for up to six months, and with the World Cup starting in June 2018, this could ruin his chances of featuring for Nigeria in the premier football event.
“He could be out for as long as six months,” Vanhaezebrouck told reporters
The youngster has been Anderlecht’s major source of goal in the Belgian top-flight this season as he has scored nine times in 19 matches.
Onyekuru who made his Super Eagles’ competitive bow as a substitute in Nigeria’s final World Cup qualifier against Algeria was hoping to be part of Gernot Rohr’s setup to Russia.