Onyekuru Blames Anderlecht For His World Cup Miss


RSC Anderlecht of Belgium attacker, Henry Onyekuru has blamed his club’s coach, Hein Vanhaezebrouck for making him miss out on a spot in Nigeria’s provisional squad for the World Cup.

Following the absence of his name in Super Eagles’ coach, Gernot Rohr’s list of 30 invitees, Onyekuru reckoned he could have been in the roster had Vanhaezebrouck allowed him to play a couple of games after recovering from four months out with injury.

The lad on loan from Everton was angry on Sunday evening when he was axed from Anderlecht’s provisional squad against KAA Gent in the playoffs and told to sit in the stands.

Onyekuru always claimed to be fit and insists Anderlecht made him miss the opportunity to prove his fitness to Rohr before then Franco-German tactician released the squad list for the Mundial.

Anderlecht and Everton have reached an agreement over the extension of the striker’s loan deal, but the player could put off extending his stay in Brussels now that the Pro League side frustrated his efforts to represent Nigeria at the World Cup.

In addition, the former Eupen star does not have a cordial relationship with Vanhaezebrouck, who often criticized Onyekuru for not playing to instructions.

Onyekuru scored ten goals in 28 appearances across all competitions prior to his spell on the sidelines, and ultimately led to his World Cup miss.


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