After sustaining a groin injury during Nantes of France’s 3-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday, October 31, 2020, Nigerian forward, Simon Moses has been replaced by Genk of Belgium lanky striker, Paul Onuachu, in the Super Eagles of Nigeria squad list for November’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) doubleheader against Sierra Leone.
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In a tweet on Monday, November 2, 2020, the Nigeria Football Federation revealed that the Belgian-based striker will take the place of injured Moses who is expected to be on the sidelines for a while.
— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) November 2, 2020
25-year-old Simon Moses during his side’s (Nantes) clash with PSG in the Fench Ligue One, lasted for only 25 minutes before he was replaced by Kader Bamba. Though Nantes have not announced the duration of their star man’s injury, he is expected to miss the important matches against Sierra Leone.
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His replacement for the AFCON qualifier matches, Paul Onuachu, registered his ninth goal in ten matches for his Belgian club, Genk, during Friday’s (October 30, 2020) First Division A 4-0 victory over KAS Eupen. Onuachu was part of the Super Eagles squad that lost 1-0 to Algeria and played out a one-all draw against Tunisia in the October international friendlies in Austria.
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