Nigeria’s rising football star, Henry Onyekuru, has taken a significant step towards recovery from a knee injury that kept him sidelined for three long months. The talented forward made his eagerly awaited return to the pitch on Tuesday night, featuring for Anderlecht reserves in their impressive 4-1 victory over Lokeren in the Pro League. This win secured the reserves league title for Anderlecht.
Onyekuru’s appearance in the match marked his first competitive game in nearly four months, and it was met with great enthusiasm from Anderlecht. The club expressed their delight at having Onyekuru and his teammate, Andy Najar, back in training with the first team squad. In a tweet on Wednesday, Anderlecht shared a video of Onyekuru training alongside his colleagues, stating, “Glad to have you back boys!”
Currently on loan at Anderlecht from English Premier League club Everton, Onyekuru sustained the injury during a Belgian Jupiler game in December. After several weeks of light training, the young talent is determined to regain his form and secure more game time before the end of the season.
Prior to his injury, Onyekuru showcased his immense potential, scoring an impressive nine goals in 19 appearances in the Jupiler Pro League for Anderlecht. However, with the Russia 2018 World Cup looming, the 20-year-old faces a race against time to regain full fitness and secure a spot in Nigeria’s national squad.
Onyekuru’s perseverance and determination throughout his recovery have been commendable, and his return to the pitch is a testament to his resilience. Football enthusiasts eagerly await his return to top form and hope to see him shine on the international stage in the upcoming World Cup.