BARNET, UNITED KINGDOM – MAY 31: (L-R) Mikel Agu of Nigeria, Shehu Abdullahi of Nigeria, John Ogu of Nigeria during the Nigeria Training at the The hive on May 31, 2018 in Barnet United Kingdom (Photo by Erwin Spek/Soccrates/Getty Images)

The NFF has confirmed that Omonia Nicosia defender Shehu Abdullahi has been drafted into the Super Eagles squad for the Friday’s game against Sierra Leone as replacement for Frank Onyeka.

Abdullahi was previously placed on standby by Gernot Rohr for the qualifying matches, but  has now been handed a late call up after FC Midtjylland midfielder Onyeka pulled out of the squad.

Onyeka, according to the FA, sustained an injury and won’t recover in time for the games against the Leone Stars in Benin and Freetown.

Shehu Abdullahi replaces injured Frank Onyeka for the AFCON 2022 qualifier against Sierra Leone #SoarSuperEagles #Team9jaStrong : the FA confirmed in a tweet on Monday.

Abdullahi on his part is returning to the squad after missing on a trip to Austria last October where Super Eagles engaged Algeria and Tunisia.

Super Eagles will resume camping in Benin today ahead of the first leg of 2021 AFCON qualifier against Sierra Leone on Friday.

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