Nigeria national team boss, Gernot Rohr has made yet another change in Super Eagles squad that will face Ukraine in an international friendly fixture at the Dnipro Arena on Tuesday. The German boss has replaced AS Monaco’s Henry Onyekuru with Club Brugge striker Dennis Bonaventure who earns his first international call up.
Onyekuru became the latest player to withdraw from next week’s encounter after Wilfred Ndidi and Tyronne Ebuehi opted out to recover from their injuries, while Kenneth Omeruo continues to process his work permit in Spain.
The 22-year-old joined Monaco from Premier League Everton permanently this summer, indicated his failure to secure a resident permit as the reason for withdrawal from the encounter.
“It is true that I won’t be available for the match against Ukraine next week due to resident permit. I only arrived here less than a month and I’m yet to get my resident card, so if I leave now I won’t be able to return and will then have to apply for another visa to fly back to France.” Onyekuru told AOI Football.
Bonaventure joins Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo, Bordeaux forward Josh Maja and Fortuna Dusseldorf goalkeeper Maduka Okoye as the new invitees who will be aiming to make their Super Eagles debuts against Andriy Shevchenko’s men.