- Nigerian star Onuachu looks forwards to score more goals for the national team
- The Genk star inspired the Super Eagles to victory over Benin in Porto Novo over the weekend
- Onuachu has featured for his country nine times and has scored twice in the process
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Paul Onuachu scored his first competitive goal for Nigeria in their Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier victory over Benin Republic in Porto Novo over the weekend.
The Genk forward made a bold move by jumping over the Squirrels' defenders to head a rebound into the back of the net to give the Super Eagles maximum points away from home.
His goal ensured the three-time AFCON kings bounced back to winning ways after back-to-back draws against Sierra Leone last November.
However, after his goal a few days ago, the 26-year-old has grown hungry to score more for the country's national team.
Nigeria will host Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Tuesday, March 30, and the forward revealed while speaking to Punch:
“I’m happy to have scored the match-winner for the team in Cotonou. I’ve worked very hard to get here. It’s like a long road but I’m very happy to be here and to get the opportunity and the goal.
“I want to do more like I have been doing with my club this season. It has always been my dream to score for Nigeria in games and I want to do that regularly when I get an invitation to represent my fatherland."
The striker added that:
“I hope to get another chance to prove my worth again.”
Onuachu scored his first-ever goal for the country in an international friendly game against Egypt in March 2019.
Gernot Rohr sends big message to Nigerians after Super Eagles' win over Benin as they qualify for 2022 AFCON
Legit.ng earlier reported that Super Eagles striker Onuachu thanked Nigerians following his late strike that sunk the Squirrels of Benin right in their backyard in Porto-Novo.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have qualified for the AFCON 2021 showpiece in Cameroon as Onuachu headed home a rebound after a goal-mouth scramble to help his side win 1-0 away from home.
Nigerians had blasted Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr for failing to include the Genk striker in the squad despite him scoring 27 goals so far for his club this season.