Super Eagles duo Dessers, Onuachu inspire Genk to 2-1 win against Zulte Waregem

Super Eagles duo Dessers, Onuachu inspire Genk to 2-1 win against Zulte Waregem

- Super Eagles stars Dessers and Onuachu shine for Genk in their 2-1 win over Zulte Waregem

- The duo scored a goal each within seven minutes to power their team to first victory of the season

- Dessers joined the Belgian club this summer and marked his debut with a winning goal in the 80th minute of the encounter

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Nigerian stars Cyriel Dessers and Paul Onuachu were on target for Belgian giants Genk in their first game of the 2020-21 season.

The duo scored within seven minutes to inspire the Cristal Arena outfit to a dramatic comeback against Zulte Waregem on Sunday, August 9.

Olivier Deschacht fired the hosts ahead just four minutes away from half time with Olivier Deschacht claiming the assist for the goal.

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Onuachu grabbed the equaliser for the visitors in the 73rd minute through a solo run, and his compatriot doubled their lead from the penalty spot in the 80th minute.

Super Eagles duo Dessers and Onuachu inspired Genk to 2-1 win Zulte Waregem

Super Eagles prospect Dessers showing the quality he's made of on his debut in Belgium - Getty Images
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Dessers joined the Blues-White this summer after an impressive 2019-20 season with Heracles Almelo where he scored 18 goals across all competitions for the Dutch League side.

Coach Hannes Wolf haded the newcomer his debut on matchday one and he did not disappoint as his goal from the pot handed them crucial victory.

Genk will be hoping their opening day victory can help them perform better than they did last campaign where they finished seventh on the table.

And this means they will not feature in any European competition in the coming season but with a bright start to this campaign could help them secure a spot next term.

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