Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr received a big boost ahead of his side’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header against Benin and Lesotho following the return of winger Samuel Chukwueze, reports NK Media.
There were fears the Villarreal of Spain winger will miss both games billed for the end of March after undergoing surgery for a groin injury last month.
The 22-year-old has been listed for Thursday’s (today) Europa League clash against Red Bull Salzburg at the Salzburg Arena after he was cleared by the club’s medical team.
“Samu is BACK! πͺ”reads tweet on the club’s official Twitter handle.
“@chukwueze_8 has received the green light to return from the medical staff! π₯π
“We can’t wait to see you back on the pitch! π€©
Chukwueze has scored two goals and recorded five assists in 22 appearances across all competitions for the Yellow Submarine.
He is expected to be named on the bench against Red Bull Salzburg.