Paul Onuachu set to miss AFCON 2021

The Super Eagles preparation for AFCON 2021 has been dealt another major blow.

Paul Onuachu forward of KRC Genk is injured during the Jupiler Pro League match between KRC Genk and Royal Antwerp FC

The Super Eagles preparation for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations has been dealt another major blow. Paul Onuachu looks set to miss the tournament with a hamstring injury.

Paul Onuachu forward of KRC Genk is injured during the Jupiler Pro League match between KRC Genk and Royal Antwerp FC on December 19, 2021 in Genk, Belgium, 19/12/2021 ( Photo by Peter De Voecht / Photonews

Onuachu put his side ahead with his 12th goal of the season before pulling up in the 71st minute while chasing a ball in KRC Genk’s 1-1 draw against Royal Antwerp FC.

"It's a muscle tear", the German sighed. I already had the impression that he was tired. When I asked how it went, he told me he could continue playing. I expect we will miss him for the next three to four weeks," said KRC Genk head coach, Bernd Storck.

With Victor Osimhen already likely to miss next month’s competition in Cameroon, the timing of this injury could not have been worse for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

Other options for the Super Eagles in attack include Emmanuel Dennis, Taiwo Awoniyi and Cyriel Dessers.

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