Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr recently released his 24-man list for Nigeria’s international friendly clash against Cameron in June and Henry Onyekuru's exclusion has been explained.
The two African giants take on each other in an international friendly to be played at Weiner Neustadt Stadium in Austria on Friday, June 4, with kick-off time set for 8:30 pm.
Ahead of the encounter, Rohr’s 24-man list on Monday had no space for Onyekuru in the attack.
According to Soccernet.ng, the Galatasaray winger was excluded because he asked Rohr for permission to miss the game because of his mother’s burial.
Onyekuru lost his mom a few weeks ago, and the wake-keep ceremony has been set for June 3, while the final burial ceremony is on June 10.
It would’ve been difficult for Onyekuru to shuffle in between the two events, so he asked the German tactician for permission to miss the clash and concentrate on his mother’s burial.
The Monaco loanee could return for the clash against Mexico on July 4 at the Los Angeles Coliseum.
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