Super Eagles lost to South Africa in Uyo last year during the first AFCON 2019 qualifying match, no thanks to injuries to the team’s most reliable and experienced players.
It should be recalled that Leon Balogun, who was a rock at the back for the team throughout last year, didn’t turn up for the encounter as result of injury.
Mikel Obi, Odion Ighalo were equally omitted from the team due to injury concerns.
With less than a month to South Africa’s clash, Super Eagles stars are beginning to pick up injuries and that isn’t good for the three-time African Champions.
Galatasaray star Henry Onyekuru is reportedly going to be out of action from one month and two weeks.
According to the Turkish giants, the young striker injured his hamstring during the recently concluded international break.
He was a late substitute during the Super Eagles double-header against Libya but he couldn’t find the back of the net.
As it stands, the Everton loanee is currently with Galatasaray where he would be given proper medical attention.
As result of his latest injury, Onyekuru won’t be available for selection when Nigeria travel to South Africa for Group E penultimate match.
The Eagles need only a point from the encounter to confirm their participation in next year’s AFCON competition in Cameroon.