Super Eagles Striker Who Scored 35 Goals Last Season Nets 4th Of The Season

Super Eagles Striker Who Scored 35 Goals Last Season Nets 4th Of The Season

  • Paul Onuachu scored his fourth goal in the Jupiler League following Genk's 2-1 win away at Sint Truiden
  • The 27-year-old scored a late winner after coming on as a second-half substitute for compatriot Ike Ugbo
  • The Nigerian international has now found the back of the net in his last three games for Genk as he looks to become the league's topscorer again

Paul Onuachu was on the scoresheet for Genk for the third straight game in a row following the 2-1 win over Sint-Truiden, Soccernet, Complete Sports.

The Nigerian international came on as a second-half substitute to grab a late winner to keep his team within three points off league leaders Anderlecht.

Super Eagles striker who scored 35 goals last season nets late winner
Paul Onuachu scored in his third game in a row following victory over Sint Truiden. Photo by VIRGINIE LEFOUR
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The Super Eagles striker came on from former Chelsea star Ike Ugbo in the 65th minute while the game was heading for a draw.

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Summary of the game

Yuma Suzuki had put the home side into the lead three minutes into the injury time of the first half to make it 1-0.

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Genk laboured hard after the interval and were rewarded in the 73rd minute through Joseph Paintsil equalized courtesy of an assist from Angelo Preciado.

The comeback was complete with seven minutes left on the clock as Onuachu scored the winner with an assist provided by Junya Ito.

Onuachu scores in Europa League

Legit.ng also reported that Paul Onuachu who is a Super Eagles striker was the hero for Belgian side Genk on Thursday night, September 16, as his late-minute goal gave his club the win over Rapid Vienna in the Europa League match.

The hosts would have themselves to blame for losing this encounter in front of their faithful considering the number of chances they had which they failed to utilize.

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Rapid Vienna players knew that a win for them would boost their morale in the Europa League opening game this term, but they met a more determined Genk side.

Tomori's message to Nigerians

Legit.ng had earlier reported that Fikayo Tomori who now plays for Italian giants AC Milan has explained that he feels like a Nigerian considering how he was brought up even though he decided not to play for the three-time African champions.

The Nigerian Football Federation tried their best to convince Fikayo Tomori into playing for the Super Eagles, but the former Chelsea star turned his back against the country of his parents.

Born in Canada and raised in the United Kingdom, Fikayo Tomori had the chance to play for the Super Eagles because his father is a Nigeria, but he chose the Three-Lions of England.

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