Incredible Super Eagles Striker Inspires Genk to Belgian Cup Win

Incredible Super Eagles Striker Inspires Genk to Belgian Cup Win

- Paul Onuachu was not on the score sheet for Genk in the Belgian Cup final against Standard Liege

- Genk claim the prestigious title following a 2-1 win on Sunday, April 25 in Brussels

- The Nigerian international however played full 90 minutes in the thrilling encounter

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Nigerian international Paul Onuachu helped Genk to a 2-1 win against Standard Liege in the final of the Belgian Cup at the Stade Roi Baudouin, Brussel on Sunday night.

The Super Eagles forward was in action for 90 minutes in the thrilling encounter.

His international teammate Cyriel Dessers was unused substitute for Genk.

Yunja Ito put Genk ahead in the 48th minute, while Theo Bongonda doubled the advantage in the 81st minute.

John van den Brom’s endured a nervy ending to the game when Jackson Muleka reduced the deficit six minutes before regulation time.

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Recall that Onuachu was on the losing side as Genk surrendered a 2-0 lead to suffer a 3-2 loss to Royal Antwerp in a Belgian league match.

The Nigerian international was on target twice for his team but Antwerp fought back and scored three goals in the remaining 23 minutes of the game.

The 26-year-old who was on 27 league goals before the game raised the bar higher as he put the Blue and White ahead in the 22nd minute to make it 1-0.

Nigeria's hero against the Republic of Benin at the just concluded AFCON 2022 qualifiers completed his brace from a spot-kick to make it 2-0 four minutes after the hour mark.

Incredible Super Eagles striker inspires Genk to Belgian Cup win
Paul Onuachu and teammates celebrate the Belgian Cup. Photo: Herman Dingler
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The Europa League contenders pulled one back through Didier Lamkel Ze and the Democratic Republic of Congo striker Dieumerci Mbokani leveled matters in the 90th minute.

The drama at the Bosuil Stadion was not yet over as Dylan Batubinsika scored the winner in the second minute added to the 90 to finish the entertaining game in a 3-2 scoreline.

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Antwerp extended their lead over Genk on the Jupiler League table to four points but remain behind Anderletch who are on 70 points.

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Nigerian Professional Football League club Enyimba have reportedly placed a staggering €1million (about N550million) asking price on their forward Anayo Iwuala.

Iwuala who has been impressive in the NPFL this season for the Peoples’ Elephants earned a call up into the national team for the just concluded AFCON qualifiers.

The 22-year-old impressed on his national team debut against the Squirrels of Benin in Porto Novo on March 27 where Nigeria grabbed a late goal through Paul Onuachu to claim all three points.

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