Genk forward Paul Onuachu thanks teammates after bagging brace vs Cercle Brugge

Genk center forward Paul Onuachu has appreciated Junya Ito and Theo Bongonda for their help in the double he scored against Cercle Brugge on Saturday.

Genk center forward Paul Onuachu has appreciated Junya Ito and Theo Bongonda for their help in the double he scored against Cercle Brugge on Saturday.

The Nigeria international helped the Luminus Arena team secure a 5-1 win over Paul Clement’s men in the Belgian First Division A match, scoring two goals in the match.

The lanky striker opened the scoring after receiving a timely assist from Ito and scored his second in the game before the halftime break after Bongonda mounted him.

His double ensured him leading the Belgian First Division A top scorers table with 12 goals and one assist in 13 appearances.

The former FC Midtjylland forward has expressed his joy at his performances and thanked his teammates for helping him achieve the feat.

“I am very satisfied with those twelve goals, I get an average of almost one goal per game. Because I only played thirteen, ”Onuachu told the media.

“In my best season at FC Midtjylland, once I started with eleven goals in eleven games, this is pretty close.

“But of course, you don’t achieve all of those goals alone. Today my goals were the merit of Junya Ito and Theo Bongonda, I am happy that they also scored ”.

Genk’s victory over the Bruges-based club ensured they extended their winning streak to six games and in the process equaled a club record.

Onuachu is confident that his team can set a new club record by securing victory over Antwerp in their next league match on December 6.

“With a win against Antwerp next week, we may fall into the Genk history books. Seven in a row: we should be successful, ”he continued.

Onuachu partnered with the Luminus Arena team in the summer of 2019 and has been delivering fantastic performances.

However, the striker is struggling to reproduce his club form on the Nigerian national team, having only scored one goal in seven appearances.

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