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Soccer News of Friday, 2 April 2021


Onuachu has potential to be another Yekini - Amokachi

Former Nigerian forward, Daniel Amokachi has said current Super Eagles striker, Paul Onuachu has the ability to be a replica of legendary striker, Rashidi Yekini.

Amokachi said his physical nature and alertness in the 18-yards box is a trait the late Yekini possessed.

Onuachu who got his first call-up into the national team on March 29, 2019, in a game against Egypt has not been the first striking choice for coach Gernot Rohr.

However, he made a major mark after initially been placed on standby by Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, where he scored the winner against Benin in Porto-Novo before netting another one against Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, according to Complete Sports.

Reacting to his performance, Amokachi in a chat with a Lagos-based radio station said that Onuachu has the potential to fit into Yekini’s shoes.

“When I saw his goal against Lesotho it reminded me so much of Yekini, to be honest,” said Amokachi.

“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.”

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