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AFCON: Onuachu replaces injured Sadiq Umar

Paul Onuachu has been named to replace Sadiq Umar who has been ruled out of the 2023 African Cup Nations.

This comes after another striker Victor Boniface was ruled out of the competition, which is due to begin tomorrow, January 13 in Ivory Coast.

Umar, 26, sustained a knee injury during Nigeria’s 2-0 friendly loss to Guinea’s Syli Stars on Monday.

However, the official Super Eagles account confirmed on Friday that Paul Onuachu will replace Sadiq Umar.

“Sadiq Umar is out of the AFCON 2023 squad due to injury and Paul Onuachu replaces him.”

Onuachu was at the AFCON 2019 finals in Egypt.

However, due to an injury, the 29-year-old missed the previous competition in Cameroon.

Onuachu, in 15 games for Trabzonspor this season, has nine goals and three assists.

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