Super Eagles: Onuachu drafted as Moses Simon replacement

Super Eagles: Onuachu drafted as Moses Simon replacement

Paul Onuachu has been drafted to the Super Eagles for the upcoming 2020 African Cup of Nations qualifiers against the Benin Republic and Lesotho.

Onuachu, who has scored 27 goals in all competitions this season was initially placed on Rohr’s standby list.


According to the Nigeria Football Federation, the KRC Genk forward replaced Moses Simon, who will miss the game after his club Nantes ruled it would not allow the player to leave.


Moses Simon is the second player to pull out of the qualifiers after Girondins Bordeaux winger Samuel Kalu – who picked up an injury.


The NFF Tweeted:

Following the uncertainty regarding the availability of players based in France (due to COVID 19 laws guiding the country), Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr has extended an invitation to KRC Genk striker Paul Onuachu. Henry Onyekuru was earlier called up to replace injured Samuel Kalu.


Nigeria will take on the Benin Republic on the 27th of March in Porto Novo, before returning home to face Lesotho in Lagos three days later.

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