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.