Super Eagles Striker Onuachu Lifts Belgian Cup With Genk

Super Eagles star Paul Onuachu set up the winner to help Genk to a 2-1 victory over Standard Liege in the final of the Belgian Cup on Sunday night.

With the league title almost out of reach, the Belgian Cup is the least the Nigerian deserved in what has been a fantastic season.

John van den Brom and his men fully deserved their win and could’ve had more, but for some poor finishing.

The opening half was more of a cagey affair as neither side could find the breakthrough.

However, the second half was a different story as both teams went for it.

Genk took the lead three minutes after the break via an effort from Junya Ito, finishing off a ball from Theo Bongonda.

Bongonda then went from provider to scorer as he doubled Genk’s lead in the 80th-minute courtesy of an assist from Onuachu.

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Standard Liege did not go down without a fight, though, and they pulled one back through Jackson Muleka in the 83rd minute but they could not find the equalizer.

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