Shehu Abdullahi replaces Frank Onyeka in AFCON 2022 qualifier against S/ Lone

Shehu Abdullahi replaces Frank Onyeka in AFCON 2022 qualifier against S/ Lone

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has invited Shehu Abdullahi to replace injured Midtjylland midfielder Frank Onyeka for their 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixtures against Sierra Leone on Friday.

Onyeka picked up an injury during his side’s 4-0 win over FC Copenhagen in a Danish Superliga game on Sunday.

The 22-year-old was initially calledĀ for the battle against Sierra Leone after he made his Super Eagles debut in an international friendly outing againstĀ AlgeriaĀ last month.

The setback has made Rohr turn to Abdullahi who was placed on the standby list after his fine start to life in the Cypriot First Division with Omonia Nicosia.

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