Onyedika will miss Club Brugge’s next game against league leaders Genk.

The 21-year-old defensive midfielder would miss Club Brugge’s crucial game against league leaders Genk.

Raphael Onyedika picked up his fifth yellow card of the league campaign in just 12 games in Club Brugge’s 1-1 draw against Oud-Heverlee Leuven.

His 85th-minute foul on Krystiyan Malinov was not forgiven by referee Bert Put, who averages four yellow cards per game and showed five yellow cards in the match, including Onyedika’s.

Onyedika is an aggressive ball winner, and this puts him in trouble with cards. The Nigerian has already picked up 15 yellow cards this season in just 28 games, which is more than one booking every other game.

Onyedika has already faced card suspension this season in the Champions League after picking up his third yellow card of the group stage against Porto.

Raphael Onyedika collects many yellow cards, but manages to avoid the fatal red card.

The 21-year-old has yet to receive a straight red card in his career and has only been sent off once for two yellow cards in a match. That was two seasons ago.

Club Brugge take on league leaders Genk in the new year.

They would be looking to reverse recent poor results and against the worst possible opponents, Paul Onuachu’s Genk.

Genk are the highest scoring team in the division, and the absence of the defensive solidity that Onyedika offers in midfield would make Club Brugge’s task that much more difficult.