Former England international John Fashanu has hailed Nigeria striker Paul Onuachu as a goal machine following a trail blazing goal scoring form for both club and country.
Onuachu was on target in Nigeria’s 3-0 win against Lesotho on Saturday’s final Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
The Genk star also scored a crucial goal against the Squirrels of Benin Republic to help the Super Eagles qualify for the AFCON tournament in Cameroon.
Speaking in a chat with Punch Newspaper, Fashanu said Onuachu has nothing to prove again after scoring two goals in two games consecutively.
He also noted that Nigeria can have a successful team if the right players are selected by Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr.
“I am happy that Onuachu was able to score on both occasions he was introduced into both games; it was wonderful because the end justifies the means. I remember when I said he was a great player and that he was the player that we needed and now I was right. I think everybody else has seen how football has to be understood at the right level,” Fashanu said.
“I want to tell Onuachu well done and a big congratulation because he has proved to everybody that he is still number one and indeed a goal king. Let’s just try to say we are not trying to prove anybody wrong but that we can have a successful team with the right players.”