Onyeka hands Nigeria boost ahead of AFCON qualifiers

Onyeka hands Nigeria boost ahead of AFCON qualifiers
Brentford's Frank Onyeka

by Staff Reporter

Sunday Mar 05, 2023. 11:00

Nigeria international Frank Onyeka has been given the medical green light by Brentford FC doctors to return to competitive football.

The 25-year-old midfielder has been out since December last year as he nurses a hamstring injury.

Brentford have now revealed that Onyeka is in contention for Monday’s English Premier League match against Fulham at the Gtech Community Stadium.

“Frank Onyeka and Pontus Jansson are both in contention for Monday’s match,” a club statement read.

“The pair haven’t featured in 2023 due to respective hamstring injuries but could return for the visit of Fulham.”

This will come as good news for Nigeria Jose Peseiro who is set to announce his roster for the upcoming 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying matches with Guinea-Bissau.

Onyeka received his first call-up for Nigeria in September 2020 for the friendly matches against Algeria and Tunisia in Austria on 5 and 9 October 2020, respectively.

He made his debut with the Super Eagles in a friendly 1-0 loss to Algeria on 9 October 2020 and he currently has eight caps.

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