Paul Onuachu sub in for Moses Simon in the next AFCON Qualifiers

Awonusi Abiodun
Awonusi Abiodun March 18, 2021
Updated 2021/03/18 at 8:08 AM
Paul Onuachu sub in for Moses Simon in the next AFCON Qualifiers

Super Eagles coach Rohr has called Paul Onuachu up for the country next qualifier match.

Paul Onuachu sub in for Moses Simon in the next AFCON Qualifiers
Paul Onuachu sub in for Moses Simon in the next AFCON Qualifiers

Nantes player Nantes won’t be released by his club, due to Covid-19 fear.

The French side were scared of loosing all their international player in their next crucial match.

Nantes have important fixtures immediately after the International break which Moses will miss if he report to international duty

Rohr has now look forward to his standby list player Onuachu which is Nigeria highest goal scorer this season.

This announcement was made via the NFF official Twitter account

“Following the uncertainty regarding the availability of players based in France (due to COVID- 19 laws guiding the country), Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr has extended an invitation to KRC Genk striker Paul Onuachu. Henry Onyekuru was earlier called up to replace injured Samuel Kalu,” the tweet read.

The club (Nantes) also confirmed the blockage on their website.

“Like several clubs in France, FC Nantes will not release its selected international players for matches outside the European area during the next international break scheduled for the end of March.

“In the absence of health guarantees in accordance with the requirements of the French government in force to date, FC Nantes will not be able to release its internationals outside the limits of the European space.

“This decision, based on FIFA circular 1749 of February 5, is justified by the return protocol imposed on travelers who have traveled outside the European Union, who must in particular respect a seven-day isolation.



“The players concerned would also be unable to take part in the match of the 31st day of Ligue 1, scheduled for Sunday April 4, between FC Nantes and OGC Nice (3 p.m.),” Nantes said.

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