Nigeria blow: Defender Omeruo to miss Nigeria, S/Leone tie

Nigeria blow: Defender Omeruo to miss Nigeria, S/Leone tie

  • Nigeria defender Kenneth Omeruo is set to Miss Super Eagles game against Sierra Leone at the newly refurbished Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City 13th November.

Omeruo, 27, who signed for Chelsea from Standard Liege in January 2012, confirmed the news that he will be on the side-lined for at least two weeks.

The experienced defender has refuted reports that he is back from the injury he sustained during Leganés 1-0 win over Mirandes last Sunday.

Nigeria German coach Gernot Rohr will be a worried man after the news of Omeruo’s injury ahead of his side’s 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone.

The defender took to Twitter to reaffirm the news.

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Sierra Leone call a step-up in my career, says Augustine Williams

Sierra Leone call a step-up in my career, says Augustine Williams

LA Galaxy striker Augustine William is relishing the prospect of making his Sierra Leone debut after being named in the foreign-based squad to face Nigeria.

 
Having made the step-up in club football, Williams is now looking to continue his upward curve with Sierra Leone.
 
The striker is looking forward to making his Sierra Leone debut against Nigeria in matchday three and four of the 2022 qualifiers.
This season was the best for the 23-year-old, who has been a pivotal figure in the LA Galaxy II side.
 
His 13 goals and two assists helped him finished second in the race for the Championship’s Golden Boot behind Phoenix Rising’s Junior Flemmings.
 
Williams impressive form in this campaign has led to USL key observers named him to the 2020 USL Championship All-League First Team.
 
He was voted by the club’s management and a league-wide media panel that included representation from every USL market.
 
“Sierra Leone called-up is a step-up in my career. The opportunity I have been given is something I will take with a lot of pride,” Williams to FSL UK.
 
“It is an honour to put on the Leone Stars shirt, and I am relishing the chance to be a part of Sierra Leone qualifiers. I will wear the Leone Stars shirt with a lot of pride. I am excited and happy.”
 
Williams was named USL Championship’s Player of the Month for September/October after recorded seven goals in his last eight games during the final stretch of the season.
 
His goals proved focal as LA Galaxy race to a second consecutive trip to the USL Championship Playoffs.
The Sierra Leone-born was invited for friendly matches against Mauritania and Niger but due to the club’s playoff commitment was unable to make the trip.

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