The year 2018 is ending on a sour note for Super Eagles midfielder, Ogenyi Oanzi who got injured over the weekend while in action for his Turkish club, Trabzonspor.

The Turkish club have confirmed that Onazi will undergo surgery after rupturing his achilles in the side’s Super Lig 4- 1 win against Caykur Rizespor on Sunday

Onazi was stretchered off the pitch in the 32nd minute following the injury and was replaced by Juraj Kucka.

The 25-year-old, who has been one of Trabzonspor’s key performers this season is now set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines and chances of still featuring this season may be evaporating.

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Aside from missing club duties, Onazi’s injury has also cast shadow over his participation in next year’s Africa Cup of Nations finals to be hosted by either Egypt or South Africa.

The combative midfielder missed Nigeria’s last three games in the qualifiers after reportedly falling out with head coach, Gernot Rohr.

Onazi, who has 51 international caps, helped Nigeria win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, and played in all four of his country's games at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

“An MRI on the injury sustained by our player Ogenyi Onazi in the game against Çaykur Rizespor has diagnosed him of an Achilles Rupture. Onazi is now scheduled to be operated on tomorrow (Monday) in Istanbul,” reads a statement on Trabzonspor’s official website.


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