The slim chances of making Nigeria's world cup squad was boosted for dribbler Henry Onyekuru as he reportedly returned to his club Anderlecht after overcoming a recent injury which has kept him out for just over 3 months.
The winger, who is on loan from Everton in England was initially expected to miss the rest of the season. However, he is now in contention to feature in the Belgian league's remaining fixtures. Whether this will be enough to for him to force his way back into the Super Eagles squad with less than 3 months to the world cup remains to be seen.
Quoting Onyekuru from an online version of a Nigerian newspaper, he said:“I’m back in Anderlecht now to finish the season. I will start playing in two weeks’ time, hopefully, I can contribute my quota and help my team to success and try and win the title.
It’s been a tough few months for me but I thank God I am back now. Hopefully, the next few months will be good for me and my team,”
On making Nigeria’s World Cup list, he said“honestly, for now, I am not thinking about the World Cup. I just want to focus on my training and games for now and hopefully, we will see what happens from there.”
Onyekuru recorded nine goals for Anderlecht before his injury in December; at the time, he was one of the highest goal scorers for his club across all competitions.