Paul Onuachu ruled out of AFCON due to Hamstring Injury


By Mukwuzi Joseph

Super Eagles of Nigeria and Genk of Belgium striker, Paul Onuachu have been ruled out of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

Onuachu picked up a hamstring injury in Genk’s 1-1 home draw against Royal Antwerp on Sunday. The former FC Midtjylland star had opened the scoring for Genk in the first half before the injury.

The 27-year-old was replaced by Ike Ugbo 20 minutes from time after picking up the injury.

Onuachu’s injury is another major blow to Nigeria’s chances of making a huge impact at the competition after Victor Osimhen was ruled out of the competition last month.

Onuachu is now expected to spend around a month on the sidelines as he recuperates.

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