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Mukairu Thanks Anderlecht Boss Kompany For ‘Golden Tips’ After Goal Vs Beerschot

Mukairu Thanks Anderlecht Boss Kompany For ‘Golden Tips’ After Goal Vs Beerschot

Anderlecht forward Paul Mukairu has credited manager Vincent Kompany for his goal in the club’s 2-0 win over Beerschot, reports Completesports.com.

Mukairu netted the second goal as Anderlecht returned to winning ways again in the Belgian Pro League.


The Nigerian forward hit the target in the 71st minute in his seventh start for the former league champions.

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He drove in from the left flank, beat two defenders before he drilled the ball beyond the goalkeeper to the far post.


“We really needed this win. I got the ball at the goal and Coach Vincent always says: ‘if you have the ball, always go with intensity.’ When that space came, I took advantage of it”,Mukairu told the club’s You Tube channel.

Mukairu has now scored two goals and recorded two assists in nine league appearances for Anderlecht since arriving on loan from Turkish club Antalyaspor in October.

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  • GLORY 2 years ago

    Quality player. Deserves a look-in.

  • Paul Mukairu gave his rising profile a major boost with that glorious goal in his team’s 2:0 win against Beerschot over the weekend.

    The FC Hearts Academy product showed the instincts of a true graduate winger to steal in from the left and stab home into the right corner of the net from an acute angle for Anderlecht’s winning goal on Sunday.

    “Paul has everything to become a special player,” said Man City legend who is now Mukairu’s club coach Vincent Kompany.

    If Mukairu continues to sow the seeds of hard work and application, he will inevitably reap the attendant harvest of success and greatness.

    He comes across as such a livewire from the flanks.

    One sure to emit more sparks as the season progresses.

  • pompei 2 years ago

    Mukairu looks like a good option to have in the SE squad. He’s been producing top quality performances all season. Surely he is on Rohr’s selection pool, and will get his chance with the SE soon.

  • I wonder how many players we can fit into the super eagles team at once. Every time a player scores a goal or gives a good account of himself we say he deserves an invitation. We haven’t even exhausted the options we have at present. How many players will the coach look at.
    This young man may be talented but there is time for everything. His place for now could lie with the youth teams while bidding his time for the National team.
    Lets not rush players before their time. And when they dont perform it is we who will still criticize them.

  • Every good player deserves a national team call up. Nigeria SE is not the exclusive preserve of any player or a gang of players. The Nigeria FA should reward every Nigerian player with remarkable performances at the club level with national team call up- senior and junior national team as the case may be.
    Although we might be having plenty of options in the attacks with wingers like Chukwueze, Simon Moses, IK Kalu, Ejuke, Iwobi yet it would be an aberration of standard to decline invitation to such other players particularly ones with technical astuteness. like Paul Mukairu, Ademola Lookman, Junior Ajayi, Kayode Olanrewaju,who have shown enough readiness to represent Nigeria. There’s no better way to healthy competition among national team players than this. By means of this gradual injection of new players, complacency is discouraged among players.

    We have seen the effect of this in the Eagles central defence with the return of Leon Balogun to Eagles’ first team after having lost it following dip in form at the last Afcon tournament.

    At any rate,hard work should be rewarded

  • pompei 2 years ago

    Spot on, Fidelenny.
    At any given point in time, there should be a SELECTION POOL from which Rohr makes player selections for international engagements. Players that are outstanding should be added to this pool, and those experiencing a dip in form or otherwise unavailable should be excluded. Doing this will promote healthy competition and eliminate complacency, which is good for the team.
    Players should be aware that they are being monitored, and good performances from them will surely be rewarded with a spot on the SELECTION POOL. Not every player in the selection pool will be selected for games, but they should all be treated as part of the SE. This way, everyone is motivated to keep up the hard work, and nobody is left behind unfairly.
    For example, we currently have 3 left backs in the national team selection pool. Zaidu Sanusi, Jamilu Collins, and Calvin Bassey. Out of these 3, Rohr will likely select 2 for his match day squad. The one not selected is still a Super Eagle. He remains in the selection pool for future games. It is up to him to convince Rohr that he merits selection into match day squads.
    If a new left back is discovered, he is added to the selection pool to make a total of 4. Of course, that left back has to be outstanding, and bring something special or different to the team to be considered. The other scenario that makes this necessary is if one of the initial 3 left backs experiences loss of form, or is injured in the long term.
    This arrangement will ensure that all the players will be highly motivated to keep performing at the highest level.

    • GLORY 2 years ago

      Expertly put @ Pompeii. The point is as stated by you, that we appreciate new talents and give them a sense of belonging to SE. Im 100% in support of that.