Incredible Super Eagles striker leads Messi, Ronaldo after scoring 25th goal of the season

Incredible Super Eagles striker leads Messi, Ronaldo after scoring 25th goal of the season

- Paul Onuachu bagged his 25th goal of the season helping Genk to beat Sporting Chaleroi 2-1

- The Nigerian striker has been in blistering form in the Belgian Pro League so far this season

- He was afforded the chance to take a penalty kick and swiftly dispatched his effort perfectly

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Super Eagles forward Paul Onuachu has continued his blistering form in Europe after he found the back of the net in Genk’s 2-1 victory over Sporting Charleroi in Friday’s Belgian First Division A game.

The Nigerian international has been in sparkling form so far this season and has now scored 25 league goals in 26 matches this season.

He inspired John van den Brom’s side to return to winning ways after they had lost to Beerschot and KV Oostende earlier.

Genk started the game impressively, dominating proceedings and were rewarded for their displays when they were awarded a penalty in the 17th minute.

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Nigeria international, Onuachu, was afforded the chance to take the penalty kick and swiftly dispatched his effort into the back of the net to hand his side the lead.

After the restart of the game, Charleroi restored parity for the visitors in the 52nd minute through Ali Gholizadeh.

And with seven minutes to the end of the game, Kristian Thorstvedt scored the match-winning goal after receiving a timely assist from Gerardo Arteaga.

Incredible Super Eagles striker stuns Messi, Ronaldo after scoring 25th goal of the season
Paul Onuachu in action for Genk. Photo: Jeroen Meuwsen
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Meanwhile, Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen has been ranked the 98th most expensive player in the world according to the latest KPMG report published on the market value of 150 football stars.

The 22-year-old currently holds the status of Africa's most expensive player after his move from Lille to Napoli last summer.

His signature cost the Italian League giants about €83 million and the report values the former youth international at €50 million (about N29 billion). And this makes him the most valued Nigerian footballer.

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In spite of a fall of €6.8 million on his valuation from December 2020, the Nigerian still ranks higher than the duo of Paul Pogba and Kalidou Koulibaly.

However, earlier reported that ahead of the crucial AFCON qualifiers against Lesotho and Benin slated for March, Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is set to invite FC Lorient of France sensation Terem Moffi to the national team.

The 21-year-old has scored six goals so far this season as Lorient battle to stay on top of the French top-flight.

It was gathered that Rohr watched the left-footed striker, who cost eight million Euros in the summer, in a recent match against Bordeaux.

Babajide is a digital publishing expert, an avid sports content thinker, researcher and writer. He is a graduate of Guidance and Counselling, having bagged his B.SC (ED) from the Ekiti State University. He can be reached on Twitter @JideOrevba


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