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Sports News of Friday, 5 March 2021

Source: Punch

Fashanu applauds Belgium goal king Onuachu

Former Wimbledon star, John Fashanu, has praised Genk striker Paul Onuachu following his scintillating performance for the Belgian club this season.

Onuachu struggled in front of goal last season after joining Genk from Midtjylland, managing 10 goals in 29 matches.

The Nigeria international has now settled down well at the club this term, scoring a total of 25 goals in 29 matches across all competitions.

Speaking with The PUNCH, Fashanu said the 26-year-old was the best striker the country had at the moment.

“He is the best Nigerian striker right now, the record speaks for itself. His record states he is the best Nigerian striker for now. Something else might happen tomorrow, but for now, he is certainly the best.”

With Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, set to release his list of invited players for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Lesotho and Benin Republic this week, Fashanu believes Onuachu deserves a call-up.

“You can’t overlook him for the AFCON qualifiers. If you’re the best in one position, you deserve to be selected; you deserve to have a spot. As it goes for every top footballer, when you’re the best, you have to be given that opportunity because you might not have it later on and I will be surprised if Onuachu doesn’t get invited for the AFCON qualifiers.”

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