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BREAKING: Onuachu Named Belgian Pro League Player Of The Year

BREAKING: Onuachu Named Belgian Pro League Player Of The Year

Genk forward Paul Onuachu has won the Jupiler Pro League Professional Footballer of the Year award for the 2020/21 season , Completesports.com reports.

The 26-year-old beat Club Brugge’s Noa Lang and Beerschot’s Raphael Holzhauser to the individual prize.

Onuachu also picked the Golden Shoe Award following a stellar campaign for Genk.

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The Nigeria international scored 33 goals and provided five assists in 38 league appearances for the Smurfs.

The Nigeria international played a key role as Genk won the Belgian Cup and came second behind Club Brugge in the league.

He has been linked with a move away from the club with Sevilla, Liverpool, Celtic and RB Leipzig said to be interested in his services.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Richie 3 years ago

    Big, BIG boost for this young man’s career.
    More wins bro!
    Just don’t move to a club where you’ll be treated as second-fiddle, that’s all….the world needs to see a larger chunk of your raw talent

  • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

    There was gonna be only 1 winner….Paul Onuachu. Congrats Paul. More power to your ankles.

    • Machaveli 3 years ago

      This site is quite when it comes to celebrating our own Paul’s achievements but would erupt into frenzy when it comes to arguements negatively impacting on Paul’s ealier struggles.

      When will black people, Nigeria in particular learn to big up their own? Congratulations Paul for your amazing achievements. The last time I remembered a Nigerian winning this converted trophy/prize was back in the days of Dan da bull Amokachi and Celestine Babayaro. To be in these company is a great achievement indeed. Wish you more success in your future endeavour.

      • OmoEsan 3 years ago

        Dan Amokachi and Cele Babayaro both won the Ebony Award, and this goes to Africa’s best player in Belgium.

        I think Paul’s award is greater than this as I can’t remember any Nigerian winning the Belgian league player of the year before now.

        • All I need is for him to move to a top5 league in Europe because that’s the only way we can improve the standard of our national team and even stand a chance of getting to the last 8 of a senior world cup

  • Congratulations! Build on this!

  • Abdul handsy 3 years ago

    Congratulations to you Mr. Paul.

    Pls go to better club and keep on improving on Pace o.

    A strike should all bite and keep on unsettling the opponent defence line.

    I wish you all the best outings in your set to be named new club endeavors. Ameen

    • OmoEsan 3 years ago

      A great season it was for Paul Onuachu and there’s no better way to cap it up than winning those awards. Like Dr Drey said above, there was only gonna be one winner and that is our very own Paul Onuachu.

      Keep soaring and keep making us proud.


  • Greenturf 3 years ago

    Well deserved congratulations!
    We need more of our players to emulate Onuachu he had such a boss season a proper sick striker.
    I do hope Eze and Olise get to play for us eventually.The kind of strikers we have at the moment are not well complimented with a rich midfield.If I were Rohr I shall adopt a 4-2-4 format since we are short of top class creative midfielders we have to make do with two only in the middle and use four attackers two coming from the wings.Emphasizing more in the attack where we have glut of qualities is maximising our best department.

  • Great news. Congratulations Bros

  • Aleks 3 years ago

    Hearty congratulations to Paul Onuachu. To my knowledge, he is the first Nigerian player to win this award (Amokachi, Ikpeba, Godwin Okpara and Celestine Babayaro only won the Ebony Shoe for the best African Player in Belgium, while Celestine also won Best Young Player thrice), so this is a momentous achievement for Paul and Nigeria. I really hope that he can replicate his sterling club achievements in the Super Eagles. For this to happen, both Paul and coach Rohr have some homework to do, with Paul making some adjustments to his techniques and the coach also making necessary adjustments to the teams tactical approach to utilize Paul’s best qualities for the overall benefit of the team. Hopefully both Rohr and Paul will find some middle ground that will bring optimum benefit to Super Eagles.