UK Government Denies Onyekuru Work Permit

by on July 30, 2019

Super Eagles striker Henry Onyekuru is set for a third-successive loan spell away from his parent club, Everton, after the Nigeria international was denied a work permit by the British Home Office, a report published in England  by the Liverpool Echo.

Onyekuru who over the weekend in Benin city,Edo state  to married to his long time girlfriend fell short of the requirement before he can qualify to play in England.Nigeria are ranked 33rd in the world and must have played at least 75 per cent of the Eagles’ matches over the previous two years to be granted a permit to play in England.

But the forward played six times in the previous 12 months for the Eagles, hence his denial.

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The 22-year-old joined Everton for a fee in the region of £7m and has been shipped out on loan to Anderlecht before going to Galatasaray last season.

Despite making Nigeria’s squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, Onyekuru made only one substitute appearance.

He is yet to play for the Toffees, but has bagged 26 goals and six assists in 72 club appearances over the last two years playing for Anderlecht and Galatasaray.


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