Super Eagles’ striker, Paul Onuachu, on Tuesday, entered African football history record in Nigeria’s 1-0 win over Egypt in an international friendly game.
<p>Onuachu, who was making his first start for the Super Eagles, netted the only goal of the match in the opening minute.</p> <p>Allnigeriasoccer reports that the goal, scored by the FC Midtjylland star in the eight seconds of the match, means the 24-year-old became the second player to have scored the fastest goal in an international match involving two African countries.</p> <p>Onuachu’s goal is two seconds shy of the absolute record held by Club Africain’s Ghazi Ayadi, who netted after six seconds in a 2-1 win against CS Sfaxien at Stade Olympique de Radès on December 6, 2017.</p> <p>Speaking on Onuachu’s performance against Egypt, Nigeria head coach, Gernot Rohr heaped praises on the striker.</p> <p>Rohr said: ”We scored a goal very early. I think this is the earliest goal I have seen as a coach and it’s coming from the kickoff. It was very nice from Paul Onuachu.</p> <p>”We have other profiles for the striker position, we now have this tall guy [Paul Onuachu] from Denmark. He did very well but he has to improve still.”</p> <p><strong>Subscribe to Daily Post. </strong> <strong>Advertise with us.</strong> <strong>Send us enquiries, press releases.</strong></p> <br />