ROUND-UP: Kayode’s Wins Ukrainian Title With Shakhtar; Simon Scores, Onyekuru Benched

By James Agberebi: Nigeria forward Olanrewaju Kayode was in action for Shakhtar Donetsk who were crowned Ukrainian league champions after

By James Agberebi:
Nigeria forward Olanrewaju Kayode was in action for Shakhtar Donetsk who were crowned Ukrainian league champions after beating visiting Veres Rivne in their penultimate league game of the season on Sunday.

Kayode, who joined Shakhtar on loan from Manchester City in January, was brought on in the 78th minute of the game.

The former Austria Wien star has now added the league title to the Ukrainian Cup which Shakhtar won following their 2-0 final win against Dynamo Kyiv last week.

Shakhtar retained the Ukrainian league title and have now won it 11 times.

In the Belgian Championship play-offs also on Sunday, Super Eagles forward Moses Simon scored the only goal which gave Gent a 1-0 home win against Anderlecht.

Simon scored in the 66th minute to give Gent the win against Anderlecht who had Henry Onyekuru on the bench for 90 minutes. It was his Simon’s sixth goal in 28 league appearances this season for Gent.

Gent are fourth on 11 points in the six-team Championship play-offs and will qualify for the Europa League play-offs if they finish in the position.

Anderlecht are third on 12 points and will qualify for the Europa League automatic spot.

And in the final day in the Scottish Premiership, Nigeria defender Efe Ambrose was in action for Hibernian who played out a thrilling 5-5 home draw against 10-man Rangers in the six-team Championship group clash to decide qualification for Europe.

Ambrose was however replaced with 20 minutes remaining in the game.

The draw means Hibernian finished fourth on 67 points in the final league table (their points from the regular season added to points gained in the Championship group tie), and miss out on qualification to Europa League which was secured by Rangers.

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Fit-Again Onyekuru Set To Feature For Anderlecht In Standard Liege Clash

By Johnny Edward: Super Eagles forward Henry Onyekuru could make his first appearance for Anderlecht against Standard Liege at the

By Johnny Edward:

Super Eagles forward Henry Onyekuru could make his first appearance for Anderlecht against Standard Liege at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium on Thursday evening, four months after suffering a knee injury in December, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

Onyekuru made Anderlecht’s substitutes bench on Sunday in their 2-1 win over Club Brugge in a Belgian Pro League playoffs 1 game after featuring in two reserve matches.

“The late goal Anderlecht conceded denied Onyekuru a chance to play against Club Brugge on Sunday,” a source close to the player told CSN.

“He (Onyekuru) expects to get some minutes against Standard Liege on Thursday to build his confidence to stand a chance to compete for a World Cup place in the Siper Eagles squad.”

Onyekuru was impressive at the initial stage of his loan move to Anderlecht, netting 10 times in 28 games.

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Onyekuru Completes Recovery, Makes Bench In Anderlecht Win

By Johnny Edward:  Super Eagles forward Henry Onyekuru handed Gernot Rohr a major boost ahead of the 2018 FIFA World

By Johnny Edward: 

Super Eagles forward Henry Onyekuru handed Gernot Rohr a major boost ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup 
on Sunday when he was named among the substitutes in Anderlecht’s 2-1 win over Club Brugge in 
Sunday’s Belgian Pro League Play-off game, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

Onyekuru, who was an unused substitute in Anderletch’s win, sustained an intraarticular ligament injury exactly 17 weeks and three days ago which looked to rule him out of a place in Nigeria’s World Cup squad.

The 20-year-old scored nine league goals in 19 appearance prior to his injury in a league clash against KAS Eupen on the 26th of December, 2017. He recently returned to full training and played in reserves matches to gain match fitness.

Lukasz Teodorczyk gave Anderlecht the lead in the 58th minute. Ryota Morioka made it 2-0 for Anderlecht 10 minutes from time.

Abdoulaye Diaby scored a consolatory goal for Club Brugge in additional time of the encounter.

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Onyekuru Set For Anderlecht Return, Features In In Reserve Team’s Match

By Adeboye Amosu: Nigeria forward, Henry Onyekuru, further stepped up his recovery from the knee injury which  sidelined him  for

By Adeboye Amosu:
Nigeria forward, Henry Onyekuru, further stepped up his recovery from the knee injury which  sidelined him  for three months after  starting in Anderlecht’s Reserves 2-2 draw against Standard Liege on Monday night, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

Onyekuru returned to training last month after picking up the injury in a league game last December.

It was his second consecutive game for the reserves.

Last week,  he played for 30 minutes as the Anderlecht Reserves beat Lokeren 4-1 to win the Reserve  League title.

The striker will now hope to make the match-day squad for Anderlecht’s next league game against Club Brugge on Sunday.

Prior to the injury, he had  scored nine goals in 19 appearances for Anderlecht in the Jupiler Pro League.

Onyekuru is on loan at Anderlecht from English Premier League outfit, Everton.

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Onyekuru Keen To Make Anderlecht Return

By Adeboye Amosu:                          Nigeria forward, Henry Onyekuru, is

By Adeboye Amosu:                          Nigeria forward, Henry Onyekuru, is eager to return to the  pitch once again for Belgian club, RSC Anderlecht  after spending time on the sidelines with a knee injury, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Onyekuru, 20, recently returned to training at the club after spending three months on the sidelines due to the injury.

The striker who is on loan at Anderlecht from English Premier League side Everton stepped up his recovery by featuring for 30 minutes in the club’s reserve team’s  4-1 win  against Lokeren on Tuesday.

And after watching his teammates beat Sporting Charleroi 3-1 in a league game on Sunday at the Stade Constant Vanden Stock, Onyekuru expressed his desire to join the fray once again.

“Proud of the guys! @rscanderlecht Can’t wait to get back on the pitch!,” Onyekuru  tweeted on Sunday.

Prior to his injury, Onyekuru has scored nine goals in 19 appearances in the Belgian Jupiler Pro League for Anderlecht.

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Onyekuru Makes Comeback From Injury In Anderlecht Reserves Win

By Adeboye Amosu: Nigeria forward Henry Onyekuru has stepped up his recovery from the knee injury which sidelined him for

By Adeboye Amosu:

Nigeria forward Henry Onyekuru has stepped up his recovery from the knee injury which sidelined him for three months by featuring for Anderlecht reserves against Lokeren on Tuesday night, reports Completesportsnigeria. com.

Onyekuru played for 30 minutes in the Pro League game which Anderlecht won 4-1 to win the reserves league title.

It was his first competitive game in nearly four months.

Anderlecht have also expressed their delight at having Onyekuru and his teamamate Andy Najar back in training with the first team squad.

“After winning the title with the reserves yesterday evening, @Andy_Najar1993 & @henryconyekuru are training hard with the first team today!  Glad to have you back boys!,” Anderlecht wrote on Twitter on Wednesday and included a video of Onyekuru training with his colleagues..

The 20-year-old, who is on loan at Anderlecht from English Premier League club Everton, copped the injury while in action for his club in a Belgian Jupiler game in December.

He started light training with the club last month and will hope to get more game time before the end of the season following Tuesday’s game.

Onyekuru, who scored nine goals in 19 appearances in the Jupiler Pro League for Anderlecht this season prior to his injury, faces a race against time to be fully fit to make Nigeria’s Russia 2018 World Cup squad.

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Fit-Again Onyekuru Eyes Super Eagles World Cup Spot

Anderlecht forward Henry Onyekuru is keen to force his way into the Super Eagles World Cup squad. The 20-year-old only

Anderlecht forward Henry Onyekuru is keen to force his way into the Super Eagles World Cup squad.

The 20-year-old only recently recovered from a long-term injury and is on course to return to action with Anderlecht, where he is on loan from Everton.

“I have to prove that I’m able and worthy to go and play. Once I do that, it’s up to the manager to select the team,” Onyekuru told BBC Sport.

“There is a lot of competition which is good. We have a strong team good enough to represent the country very well.

“I had a good chat with coach Rohr, he wished me well and I would love to use these remaining games to show I’m back and ready to soar with the Super Eagles at the World Cup.

“Everything is God’s plan. I am still young and in my career maybe I can play in two or three World Cups, but for now I am focused on playing well for Anderlecht, and see what happen in the summer.

“It’s everyone’s dream to play in a World Cup so of course that is the goal.”
Onyekuru sustained a knee injury in Anderlecht ‘s 1-0 victory over Eupen in December and he was feared to be out for up to six months but he has resumed full training in Belgium.

“I feel great. I’m just thankful to God for getting me through this injury and all the medical team at both clubs for their help,” he added.

“To be able to come back without having surgery is a blessing.”

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Excited Onyekuru Returns To Full Training With Anderlecht

By Johnny Edward: Nigerian forward Henry Onyekuru has resumed full training with Anderletch five months after sustaining a knee injury,

By Johnny Edward:

Nigerian forward Henry Onyekuru has resumed full training with Anderletch five months after sustaining a knee injury, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

Onyekuru suffered the injury setback while in action for Anderlecht in a Belgian Juplier game on the 22nd December, 2017 and had to return to his parent club Everton in England for rehabilitation.

An excited Onyekuru took to his Twitter account to express his happiness about his return to full training with Anderletch on Monday.

“First day back in full training with my teammates. Back to finish what I started.  #GodsPlan,” he tweeted on Monday.
The former KAS Eupen striker scored nine goals in 19 appearances in the Jupiler Pro League for Anderlecht this season prior to his injury.

It remains to be seen if he will get a chance to play for Anderletch in the Belgian Pro League play-offs before the end of the season.

AOnyekuru’s return to full training could also see him compete for a place in the Super Eagles squad to the 2018 World Cup in Russia in June.

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Onyekuru: I’m Honoured To Be Belgum’s Best Talent

Henry Onyekuru has expressed his pleasure over clinching the Player of the Year at the 2017 Soulier d’Or Awards on

Henry Onyekuru has expressed his pleasure over clinching the Player of the Year at the 2017 Soulier d’Or Awards on Wednesday in Brussels, Belgium.

The Soulier d’Or or Belgian Golden Shoe Awards is an award given in Belgium to  the best footballer of the first division at the beginning of every year and it has been like this for a long time.

Onyekuru who is presently recovering from a knee injury he sustained in December won the award ahead of Mechelen’s Hassan Bandé and Landry Dimata.

Onyekuru had a brilliant 2017 as KAS Eupen player and as a loanee at Anderlecht,. from Everton. He scored 24 goals for Eupen and 10 for Anderlecht. He returned to the Premier League side after injury stopped his fine showing for the Belgian giants.

Onyekuru polled 219 votes while Bande and Dimata recorded 162 and 128 votes respectively.

Reacting to the award, Onyekuru promised there are more awards to come for him.

“I am honoured to receive the Belgium talent of the year award, it has been a great journey so far and there is more to come. I thank the almighty God for his grace, and I also want to thank my family for their love and support,” he wrote on his verified Twitter handle.

The Super Eagles forward also expressed his happiness to Everton’s official website‎ about the award.

“I want to thank everyone for their support in helping me win this award,” Onyekuru told Evertonfc‎.com

“I want to thank God for life and making me who I am today, and my family for always pushing me to get to this stage.

“I must also thank Aspire Academy for the help they gave me and for taking me to KAS Eupen.

“The fans of Eupen and Anderlecht have always been fantastic to me, and alongside my teammates and the staff, allowed me to win this award. Winning this accolade gives me confidence and inspires me to come back to the pitch as fast as I can.”

Onyekuru’s parent club, Everton, had congratulated their player who is playing for Anderlecht as a loanee.

The Premier League club tweeted on Wednesday night: “Congratulations to @henryconyekuru, who has been named Belgium’s Talent of the Year this evening.‎”

 

Onyekuru: I’m Honoured To Receive Belgium’s Best Talent Award

By James Agberebi: Henry Onyekuru has expressed his delight after he was named Most Promising Player of the Year at the

By James Agberebi: Henry Onyekuru has expressed his delight after he was named Most Promising Player of the Year at the 2017 Soulier d’Or Awards in Brussels, Belgium, 
on Wednesday
Completesportsnigeria.com reports..

The Soulier d’Or or Belgian Golden Shoe Awards is an award given in Belgium at the beginning of each year to the best footballer of the Belgian first division for the past year.

The trophy is sponsored by the Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws.

Onyekuru who is currently recuperating from a knee injury he sustained in December won the award ahead of Mechelen’s Hassan Bandé and Landry Dimata.

Onyekuru had a brilliant 2017 as KAS Eupen player and as a loanee at Anderlecht,. from Everton. He scored 24 goals for Eupen and 10 for Anderlecht. He returned to the Premier League side after injury stopped his fine showing for the Belgian giants.

Onyekuru polled 219 votes while Bande and Dimata recorded 162 and 128 votes respectively.

Reacting to the award, Onyekuru promised there are more awards to come for him.

“I am honoured to receive the Belgium talent of the year award, it has been a great journey so far and there is more to come. I thank the almighty God for his grace, and I also want to thank my family for their love and support,” he wrote on his verified Twitter handle.

The Super Eagles forward also expressed his happiness to Everton’s official website‎ about the award.

“I want to thank everyone for their support in helping me win this award,” Onyekuru told 
Evertonfc‎.com

“I want to thank God for life and making me who I am today, and my family for always pushing me to get to this stage.

“I must also thank Aspire Academy for the help they gave me and for taking me to KAS Eupen.

“The fans of Eupen and Anderlecht have always been fantastic to me, and alongside my teammates and the staff, allowed me to win this award. Winning this accolade gives me confidence and inspires me to come back to the pitch as fast as I can.”

Onyekuru’s parent club, Everton, had congratulated their player who is playing for Anderlecht as a loanee.

The Premier League club tweeted 
on Wednesday night: “Congratulations to @henryconyekuru, who has been named Belgium’s Talent of the Year this evening.‎”