Injured Super Eagles star, Henry Onyekuru is in a race against time if he is to have any place in Nigeria's 2018 World Cup squad to Russia.

Though the odds are high against him, Onyekuru is banking on the special treatment he is getting from Everton to actualise his dream.

“It is amazing here,” Onyekuru told evertonfc.com. “The people are good people, always friendly and showing care. I feel love and with that love I will recover even more quickly.

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“When I first got injured the whole picture was quite bad, but fortunately it was not as severe as we first feared… so, hopefully, I will be back and ready to play before the end of the season.

“The first aim is to get back and finish the season in Belgium. There will be a few weeks of the league season remaining, so it makes sense for me to end the season there and prepare for the World Cup.

“When I got knocked by the goalkeeper I felt so bad and was worried.

“But since I came here and started having my treatment I have been happy. I am smiling every day.”

Onyekuru’s star has been on the rise since he arrived in European football with Eupen in summer 2015 and many are keen to see him fight for a place in the Super Eagles team to Russia.

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