Onuachu targets golden boot award again

Onuachu targets golden boot award again

Nigerian forward Paul Onuachu hopes to become the Belgian Pro League top scorer again after his haul on Friday night.

Onuachu is relishing his four-goal heroics in Genk’s 4-1 win over Sporting Charleroi in the Belgian top tier. The lanky forward continued his goalscoring form against Charleroi and that feat helped him match Wesley Sonck’s record set against Excelsior 19 years ago.

The Super Eagles striker scored his first goal of the game from the penalty spot after just nine minutes. He then bundled a second home with a powerful header in the 35th minute from a teasing Mike Tresor cross.

With 20 minutes to go, the 28-year-old completed his hat trick after getting on the end of a Joseph Paintsil pass. His fourth goal came in stoppage time after some good work by Rasmus Carstensen to find him with a pinpoint cross. His goals took his tally for the season to 12 in 12 league games. 

Speaking with Eleven Sports, the Nigerian striker said, “We are the only ones who can stop ourselves now. As long as the mentality remains, the sky is the limit.”

“It's a dream for me, I hope to finish top again. I haven’t changed the way I play. The goals keep coming and I keep working. These goals are the result of my hard work in training.”

The win also saw Genk set a new club record of nine straight wins and they are now 10 points ahead of second place Antwerp.

They face Westerlo waits in the Belgian cup this Wednesday before taking on Anderlecht on Sunday.

The Nigerian also praised Tresor for his assists in the game.

“He’s a fantastic player,” he continued.

“I just have to raise my hand and then he gives me the ball where I want. It’s great to have someone like that as a teammate,” Onuachu told Eleven.

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