Former Super Eagles Forward Daniel Amokachi Names Striker Who Reminds Him of Rashidi Yekini

Former Super Eagles Forward Daniel Amokachi Names Striker Who Reminds Him of Rashidi Yekini

- Daniel Amokachi played alongside Rashidi Yekini in arguably the best ever Super Eagles squad

- The former Nigerian international has likened Paul Onuachu’s strike to that of Yekini

- Daniel ‘The Bull’ stated that Onuachu’s goal against Lesotho reminded him of his former team-mate

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Former Nigerian international Daniel Amokachi has stated that Paul Onuachu’s goal vs Lesotho reminded him of his late teammate Rashidi Yekini.

Onuachu came off the bench to score a late goal as Nigeria defeated the Crocodiles 3-0 at the Teslim Balogun stadium in Lagos on Tuesday, March 30.

The Genk striker grabbed his first international goal in an international friendly helping Nigeria defeat the Pharaohs of Egypt 1-0 on March 26, 2019.

He was initially on Gernot Rohr’s ‘standby’ list for the AFCON qualifying showdown against Benin Republic and Lesotho.

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The manager later included him in the list and he scored the only goal against Benin Porto-Novo before netting another one against Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.

Amokachi was quoted by Complete Sports saying:

“When I saw his goal against Lesotho it reminded me so much of Yekini, to be honest.
“The way he executed that strike was exactly how ‘Egbon’ Yekini would have done it. When I look at Onuachu and how he plays inside the box, it’s the closest quality we’ve seen since Rashidi Yekini.”
Former Super Eagles forward Daniel Amokachi names striker who reminds him of Rashidi Yekini
Daniel Amokachi salutes brilliant Onuachu for goal vs Lesotho. Photo: John Walton
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Also, John Fashanu has heaped praises on Onauchu who has been in good scoring form for both club and country.

And former England international Fashanu disclosed that the 26-year-old who has scored 25 league goals has nothing to prove to be named number one striker.

The former Aston Villa star added that the three-time African champions can be successful if the right legs are selected by German gaffer Gernot Rohr.

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Osimhen has now scored four goals in 14 Serie A games while Simy on the other hand has 15 goals from 28 topflight appearances.

He is also the joint top scorer during the qualifications with five goals alongside Zambia's Patson Daka.


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