- Kenneth Omeruo has showered accolades on Paul Onuachu says the Genk star works hard
- Onuachu was part of the Super Eagles squad that prosecuted the recent AFCON qualifying matches
- Omeruo has tipped the 26-year-old to become great, adding that the star is very talented
Nigerian international Kenneth Omeruo has tipped striker Paul Onuachu to become a key player for the Super Eagles in the nearest future.
The Genk striker grabbed two goals in the recent AFCON qualifiers having found the back of the net against Benin in Porto Novo, and then another late strike in their 3-0 win over Lesotho.
He was initially on Gernot Rohr’s 'standby' list but Nigerians charged that the star who has recorded 27 goals and bagged two assists in 32 outings across all competitions for his Belgian Pro League club Genk this season must be invited.
And now his team-mate Omeruo has backed the player saying he works very hard.
Omeruo said this on an Instagram Live Chat with BBC journalist Mimosa Fawaz as monitored by Complete Sports:
“He (Onuachu) is a very good player. He works very hard. It is just unfortunate that he has not been able to do well for Nigeria as he does for his club side.
He is always in- form, it’s just that it hasn’t worked out for him yet as it does for his club."
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have qualified for next year’s AFCON in Cameroon after Lesotho and Sierra Leone played goalless draw.
Benin and Sierra Leone will now battle for the remaining ticket of the group.
Meanwhile, Nigerian international Ola Aina has expressed delight to have opted to play for the Super Eagles ahead of the Three Lions of England.
The Fulham of England defender was part of the Super Eagles squad that prosecuted the AFCON qualifying matches against Benin Republic and Lesotho.
Aina believes he has made the right decision to have played for Nigeria, saying he has no regrets whatsoever.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Sadiq Umar was on the score-sheet in Almeria’s 3-0 win over Malaga in the Spanish Segunda Division clash at the Estadio La Rosaleda on Tuesday night, March 30.
The Nigerian international who was prevented by the club from joining his team-mates for the AFCON qualifiers found the net about 13 minutes from the end following a Manu Morianes.
The 24-year-old has now scored 15 goals in 28 league appearances for Almeria this season.