Nigerian Star Onuachu Beats Mo Salah, Others to Become Africa’s Highest Goalscorers in 2020/21

Nigerian Star Onuachu Beats Mo Salah, Others to Become Africa’s Highest Goalscorers in 2020/21

- Genk star Paul Onuachu has scored 37 goals for his club and country this season

- Patson Daka of Zambia also has the same number of goals as the Nigerian striker

- Meanwhile, Mo Salah is five goals behind the above-named strikers so far this campaign

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Nigerian striker, Paul Onuachu, tops the list of African footballers with the highest number of goals in 2020-21 for clubs and country according to Africa Facts Zone (@AfricaFactsZone) on Twitter.

The 26-year-old Super Eagles striker recorded 37 goals in all appearances in the period under review and he is rivalled by Zambia's Patson Daka with the same number of goals.

Two of his goals came during the Super Eagles AFCON qualifiers against Lesotho and Benin Republic in March as he scored in both games.

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Liverpool and Egypt winger Mohamed Salah comes next on the chart with 32 goals so far this campaign. The 28-year-old is also contending for the Premier League golden boot award.

Nigerian Star Onuachu Beats Mo Salah, Others to Become Africa’s Highest Goalscorers in 2020/21
Sadio Mane celebrating with Mohamed Salah after scoring against West Brom. Photo by RUI VIEIRA/POOL/AFP
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Kenyan star who currently plays for Al-Duhail SC is just one goal shy of Salah, having scored 31 goals while Moroccan star who plays for Olympiacos Youssef El Arabi completes the top five with 27 goals.

Africa's Highest Goalscorers in 2020/2021

1. Paul Onuachu 37 goals

1. Patson Daka - 37 goals

3. Mohamed Salah - 32 goals

4. Michael Olunga - 31 goals

5. Youssef El Arabi - 27 goals

6. Youssef En-Nesyri, Baghdad Bounedjah - 26 goals

8. Jean-Pierre Nsamé - 25 goals

Although Salah still has two more games this season to increase his tally in the Premier League, it is doubtful he will equal Onuachu's number so far.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Paul Onuachu scored his 35th goal of the season as Genk beat Anderlecht 2-1 away from home in the Belgian league play-offs, Complete Sports report.

The Super Eagles star opened the scoring for his club in the 16th minute before former Man City star of Nigerian descent, Lukas Nmecha, equalised for Anderlecht in the 31st minute.

However, another Super Eagles star Cyriel Dessers got the much-needed winner in 86th, 10 minutes after coming on for Onuachu.

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