Would Paul Onuachu Have Made An Impact Under The Tutelage of Eguavoen At The Afcon?


Super Eagles sharpshooter Paul Onuachu has reportedly won the Belgian Golden Boot Award following the barnstorming season he had last year; he scored insane number of goals for Genk.


Congratulations to Onuachu.


Just as with the case of rejuvenated Moses Simon, perhaps we didn’t see vintage Onuachu in Super Eagles colours based on the outre instructions handed to him by Gernot Rohr.


The way Moses Simon played against Egypt in this Afcon brought to the fore in my mind the importance of how a coach sets up the team and how individual players interpret their roles.

It would have been fascinating to see how Eguavoen unlocks the potentials and unleashes the beast in Onuachu.

Taiwo Awoniyi didn’t score against Egypt, but he displayed masterclass in center forward play with his pressings, movements, hold up play and positioning. I didn’t see enough of these from Onuachu in Super Eagles colours during the rocky reign of Rohr.


Congratulations to Onuachu for winning the Belgian Golden Boot Award. It is very much deserved.


I really miss him in this Cup of Nations because something tells me that under Eguavoen, he would have been a more tougher proposition to our opponents (even when not scoring) and would have been very fascinating to watch in the dispensation of his duties.


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