Why Red Hot Onyekuru Failed To Shine, Score For Nigeria Against Corsica


The highly anticipated Nigeria senior national team debut for hot in demand KAS Eupen forward Henry Onyekuru happened against Corsica, but didn’t quite provided the spark many expected.


Onyekuru was handed a start by coach Gernot Rohr in the game that ended 1-1, but the forward who lasted the entire duration of the game failed to justify the hype surrounding him after his 24 goals haul for Eupen.

19 year old Onyekuru wasted a clear chance to draw Nigeria level minutes after they went behind, but he fluffed his lines and missed what looked like a certain goal for Nigeria.

After the miss, he thrice gave away possession cheaply and although he improved in the second half, he wasn’t such a goal threat to the opponent as many would have expected form the Arsenal target.

” I think the goal he missed affected his game negatively. He should have scored but stuffs like that happens, but after the incident he wasn’t keen of taking risk anymore and threaded cautiously “, a teammate told Owngoalnigeria.com.

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” After the game he confessed to me that the loss after his confidence level, and when he went over it he didn’t have any real chance at goal. He also complained of the lack of options in front of him when on the ball”.
Michael James