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Belgian Jupiler: Nigeria’s Mukairu Scores On Anderlecht Debut In Win Vs Royal Antwerp

Belgian Jupiler: Nigeria’s Mukairu Scores On Anderlecht Debut In Win Vs Royal Antwerp

Nigerian forward Paul Mukairu got the only goal on his debut for Anderlecht as they beat visiting Royal Antwerp 1-0, in the Belgian Jupiler on Sunday, Completesports.com reports.

Mukairu was introduced in the 63rd minute by Manchester City legend Vincent Kompany, coach of Anderlecht, for his first game.

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The 20-year-old forward then netted in the 76th minute to give Anderlecht the win.

Anderlecht have now won back-to-back games in the league following victory against Kortrijk last time out.

They are now fifth on 20 points in the Belgian top flight.

Mukairu joined Anderlecht from Turkish Super Lig outfit Antalyaspor where he scored three goals in 27 appearances.

By James Agberebi 

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  • Well well well, from turkey to Belgium and you have already opened your goal account. Good one. You didn’t even start the game which was your first professional game for the club. Keep up the good work. Play more regularly and make a name for yourself by scoring lots of goals and you will be on your way to greater things.
    Hope to see you soon in the youth set up of Nigerian National teams.

    • Greenturf 4 years ago

      He is 20 yrs old doubt he would fit into any of our youth set up

  • Rohr what are you waiting for? Oya Remove Onuachu from stand by now and put this Boy.
    Abi my people what do you think?

  • Jide.Dola 4 years ago

    invite him group oya o

    • JimmyBall 4 years ago

      Nigeria is blessed with players… which is why we don’t need to stay stuck and rosy-eyed about any precocious talent who is stalling in progress… we must never wait forever for any player to begin to do what we expected of him… the lad Paul Mukairu is decent. He has confidence and style… we will be watching out for him. Anderletch is a good place… let’s encourage our players and not mock them!


      • Papafem 4 years ago

        An incredible talent. Not a finished product yet, though. He still needs to work on his speed, especially in the final third. His decision making too when crowded by opponents needs to improve as well. But he’s still young, just 20 years of age. And Anderleth isn’t a bed a idea at all. I hope to see him in the epl in no distant future. Thanks @Jimmyball for this piece. Another open testament that NIGERIA is indeed blessed.

      • Jide.Dola 4 years ago

        Nigeria has talents no doubt, yes is a good thing for the SE, but what baffles me is the way people clamor for players invitation. We need to know that some players are just for the future. On the other hand all this guys that are dribbling pass 3-5 players on the big stage they will definitely not have all the chance to do that. Just like watching chukwueze in villarael teamB, Eze in england lower league, Nwankali porto teamB, and so on. Just like some people expect GR to just do away with people that have been part of the team for the past two years or more (musa, awaziem, omeruo, ola aina) and just replace them with some new set of players that have not prove that they deserve a place in SE first 11. If you ask me, I will say that is the old players in the team that will help new ones understant how team want to play, then from that point onward there will be transition in the team. My point is don’t let us see this guys as better than what we have on ground untill they prove so. Just my own view

  • @Jimmyball…

    I tell u…. We’re bless in deed….

    We’re even more bless than FRANCE that has the likes of MARTIAL, LACAZADE but keep on inviting old GIROUD….

    We’re even more bless than ENGLAND that has the likes of ARNOL, BISSAKA, JAMES, NILES, GOMEZ, and even LAMTEY but still keep on using KYLE WALKER at RB….
    They have young stars likes NKETIAH, HAVEY BARNS, DIMARIA GRAY but yet they keep extending call-ups to player like INGS….

  • Is there no body to advocate for this young man????

    Where are those town criers??

    Oya make una come oooooooooo!

  • Unique 4 years ago

    Mukairu the Nigeria Saido Mane. Watch out for this guy in 2 years to come..

  • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

    A gold fish has no hiding place. An incredible talent spotted in Turkey all the way from Belgium. But some people are so talented that 5 whole years of display of talent in North Africa has not attracted any talent hunter in Europe. It would hve been better if it were a 30 goals in 42 matches in Egyptian league forward like John Utaka…..but 10 goals in 48 macthes…? Yet they want to force dem down our throats as the ones to turn the fortunes of the SE around. Tufia…!
    Daalu nu…! Una do well.

  • pompei 4 years ago

    Jimmyball, thanks for the video. As Dr Drey said, A GOLD FISH HAS NO HIDING PLACE.
    I dey vex ooo. So we have a player like this all this while?
    Look at the pace, the dribbling, the close control, the passing ability. The dude can play as a winger, an AM, or a striker. The only negative I see in him is that he holds on to the ball a bit too long. But that can be rectified with a little coaching. WHAT A PLAYER!
    I mean, if we are not interested in inviting good players, why should we be upset when other countries move for them? Even in athletics and other sports, we are losing top talent to other countries! I had never heard the name Paul Mukairu before today. I have not even finished watching Jimmyball’s video. No need to finish it. What I have seen already is enough. Who can say in good conscience that this lad is not a SUPER EAGLE’S MATERIAL?
    what are our scouts and technical department doing? Who knows, we probably have many more talented players out there, but these gems remain in obscurity!
    I trust Rohr. After seeing this, he will make a move. Sooner or later.

  • pompei 4 years ago

    Let me not be misunderstood. Yes, we have many good players, and it is only normal that we can’t extend invitations to every one of them at the same time. However, the criteria for selecting players should always be SELECT ALL THE BEST PLAYERS AVAILABLE AT THAT PARTICULAR TIME. Can anybody justify the non-invitation of Paul Mukairu to the SE, given this little glimpse of his talent that we have seen here? If the players we invited currently are head and shoulders better than Mukairu, then I would have no problem. But when I look at our list of forwards, and I can only find two or three that are on the same level as Mukairu, it frustrates and angers me!
    What is our excuse for this one? He was born in Abuja, so no Fifa switch is needed.
    He is good enough for Anderlecht, and is doing well there.
    If a good player is not better than what we have already, and they are not invited, then that is an acceptable, justified exclusion. But if they are better, and are not invited?
    It is grossly unfair to the fans when outstanding, superior and AVAILABLE talents are not included in the squad, for any reason. It is totally unacceptable. I hope someone somewhere does the needful asap!

  • pompei 4 years ago

    Mukairu’s game looks so similar to Barcelona’s Ansu Fati. The main difference between the two is that Fati is a more accomplished goal scorer.
    Mukairu needs to work on his game, tweak it a bit more to get into the top echelons.
    If he can use his pace and dribbling skill more intelligently, and work on improving his goal and assist stats, he will not remain at Anderlecht for very long.

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