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Onuachu Has Potential To Fit Into Yekini’s Shoes – Amokachi

Onuachu Has Potential To Fit Into Yekini’s Shoes – Amokachi

Former Nigerian forward, Daniel Amokachi has described Super Eagles striker, Paul Onuachu as a replica of late Rashidi Yekini due to his physical nature in the 18-yard box and ability to convert half goal-scoring chances.

Onuachu announced his arrival to the senior national team in Nigeria’s 1-0 win over Egypt in an international Friendly game On 26 March 2019.

However, he made a major mark after initially been placed on standby by Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, where he scored the winner against Benin in Porto-Novo before netting another one against Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.

Reacting to his performance, Amokachi in a chat with a Lagos-based radio station said that Onuachu has the potential to fit into Yekini’s shoes.

“When I saw his goal against Lesotho it reminded me so much of Yekini, to be honest,” said Amokachi.

“The way he executed that strike was exactly how ‘Egbon’ Yekini would have done it. When I look at Onuachu and how he plays inside the box, it’s the closest quality we’ve seen since Rashidi Yekini.”


By Augustine Akhilomen

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  • Crystal Chris 3 years ago

    Yes amupoti according to Sega games that year but he’s got an osimhen who has pocketed the baton from ighalo winning jointly the afcon qualifying highest goal scorer at first trial. Also,we don’t play too many matches, still he remains a good plan B with his newly found confidence. We still have another yekini esque player in Sadiq Umar and don’t forget nwankwo who has broken the number of goals record in serie A by a Nigerian ( Even better than obagoal). Funny to note our top 9s are towers(6ft plus).

  • Obidee 3 years ago

    Thanks the bull

  • Olatunde 3 years ago

    Dear CS, Nigeria defeated Egypt 1-0, not 2-1.

  • Gowek 3 years ago

    The array of strikers we have will amount to nothing if we dont win the next afcon and get to world cup semis

  • Olusegun.B. 3 years ago

    Amokachi called Yekini “Egbon” , the man who was so jealous of Yekini to the extent that he ganged up with other players in other to make sure that the balls doesn’t go to him whenever he wants to score.
    Sunday Oliseh also testified to what I am saying . It’s do funny that while the man has died , he bring one of the masterminds now call him Egbon and also wants to compare Onachu to him .Yekini is a different breed entirely as he’s a striker who’s shot once it’s reaches the goal posts the posts shakes . He’s character is synonymous with Thunder Balogun

    Onachu as well as oshiment needs to create their own history and ensure that no one compared them to Yekini

    For his 37 goals record still stands and he’s still the only number 9 who scored in a world cup match

    Players such as obafemi Martin’s
    Emmanuel Emenike, Bartholomew Obeche who having wore that number have not been able to score in a world cup . Which shows that no one should be talking about comparison .

    So to the new generation of strikers , advice is work harder . And think Big!

  • JimmyBall 3 years ago

    @Olusegun.B. Was it Amokachi or Siasia that was jealous of Yekini?It was Westerhoff who noticed that from Nig vs CIV in Abidjan and replaced Siasia subsequently with Amokachi to help Yekini… Oliseh was part of the mafia also if I am not mistaken. Amokachis comment showed
    only respect to Yekini and it showed only be
    viewed as that… even using Yekini as the default
    standard is still paying him huge respects and
    never an insult.

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