It was announced recently that Samuel Chukwueze will be sadly out of commission for about 4 weeks due to injury acquired in Nigeria's friendly against Saudi Arabia.
The match ended in a 2:2 draw.
Chukwueze's performance has been critically and openly panned across board of late which is such a shame. He used to be one of poster boys of the Super Eagles and was quite explosive and exciting to watch but recently his productivity has waned.
Missing guilt edged scoring chances; delivering wayward crosses, losing the ball in dribble attempts; and being easily dispossessed. There is no polite way of saying it: Chukwueze's performances have been unremarkable.
That said, his injury is a blow.
He still has it in him to be a big game player once he rediscovers his form and just keeps things simple. There is no shame in admitting that he is no longer the clinical drilling dribbling wizard that he was. He just needs to refine his game by going back to the basics.
In his absence we have Dele-Bashiru and Kelechi Iheanacho for November's world cup qualifiers. Even Jack of all trades Joe Aribo can be shunted to the wings if needs.
I hope Chukwueze will be back to fight for a place in the Afcon squad. He is a valuable member of the Super Eagles.