Serious Heartbreak as Mother of Important Super Eagles Star Dies

Serious Heartbreak as Mother of Important Super Eagles Star Dies

- Super Eagles star Henry Onyekuru has lost his dear mother

- The Nigerian Football Federation made this latest development known

- Onyekuru has played 12 games for the Super Eagles netting two goals

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The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) have commiserated with Super Eagles star Henry Onyekuru and his family over the demise of his lovely mother who has passed on.

Henry Onyekuru has been one of the best Nigerian forwards considering his styles of play for his club and also in the national team.

The 23-year-old was among the Super Eagles players who won bronze at the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt where Nigeria beat Tunisia in the third place match.

He was also among the Super Eagles squad that recently finished the 2022 African Cup of Nations qualifiers with wins over Benin and Lesotho.

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According to the release made by the Nigerian Football Federation, they prayed that God should grant Henry's mother eternal rest.

Meanwhile, Henry Onyekuru is expected to be called by the Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr for the coming 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

So far, the 23-year-old has played 12 games for the Super Eagles of Nigeria and has been able to score two goals for the three-time African champions.

At the last edition of the World Cup in Russia, Super Eagles failed to qualify from their group losing their last game against Argentina.

Henry Onyekuru.
Nigeria international Henry Onyekuru. Photo by Ahmad Mora
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how the Super Eagles of Nigeria had an easy 3-0 win over the Crocodiles of Lesotho in their final AFCON 2021 qualifying match at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.

Gernot Rohr's men had already qualified for the tournament but played for pride as the Nigerian national team return to Lagos after more than two decades.

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Nigeria's first chance of the game came in the 8th minute when Samuel Chukwueze advanced Oghenekaro Etebo.

The Galatasaray man delivered a low rocket which left goalkeeper Sekhoane Moerane sprawling.

The Super Eagles took the lead in the 23rd minute through Napoli man Victor Osimhen who took advantage of a slack defense before flicking the ball into the net.

Lesotho put the ball into Nigeria's net through Marabe who scored, but referee signalled offside. And five minutes into the second-half, Osimhen got the better Basia Makepe and then set up Oghenekaro Etebo who poked home leaving goalkeeper Sekhoane Moerane hapless in goal. 2-0.

Source: Legit.ng

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