Monaco forward Henry Onyekuru has pulled out of Nigeria’s squad to face Ukraine in an international friendly billed for September 10, Sports Extra reports.
Onyekuru, who was initially named in Gernot Rohr’s 23-man squad for the game, misses out due to work permit issues, Sports Extra gathered.
The former Everton player has since been replaced by Emmanuel Dennis.
Dennis recently extended his contract at Club Brugge till 2022, has already been capped by Nigeria at U23 level.
Bryan Idowu, Anderson Esiti and Josh Maja were called in for Kenneth Omeruo, Wilfred Ndidi and Tyronne respectively.
Maja is eligible to play for Nigeria or England, where he was born to Nigerian parents.
Part of the Eagles squad to Ukraine will fly out from Nigeria on Friday.
Meanwhile, Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa has been cleared fit to play against Ukraine in an international friendly next Tuesday, Sports Extra reports.
Musa was forced to leave the pitch on the hour mark after picking up a knee injury in Al Nassr’s 1-0 away win at Al Fateh last Friday, raising doubts over his availability for the friendly showdown in Dnipro.
“Unless something happens, Musa will play,” Toyin Ibitoye, Eagles media officer, told Sports Extra. “It’s a pity not to have Omeruo, Onyekuru, Ebuehi, and Ndidi but the others are fine.
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