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Onuachu On Target In Third Consecutive Game For Trabzonspor

Onuachu On Target In Third Consecutive Game For Trabzonspor

Paul Onuachu scored in his third straight game for Trabzonspor as they pipped visiting Pendikspor 2-1 in the Turkish Super Lig on Saturday, Completesports.com reports.

Onuachu is on a season-long loan move at Trabzonspor from Championship club Southampton.

The 29-year-old scored just three minutes into the game before Anastasios Bakasetas made it 2-0 in the 27th minute.

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Pendikspor pulled a goal back in the 36th minute through Endri Cekici but Trabzonspor held on for the win.

It is a return to winning ways for Trabzonspor who went into Saturday’s game on the back of a 3-2 loss at Hatayspor on Monday, 25 September.

Trabzonspor move up to third place on 12 points after seven league games in the Turkish topflight.

Onuachu failed to score for Southampton in 11 Premier League games after joining them in January 2023.

He had scored 16 goals in 19 league games for Genk in the 2022/23 season Prior to joining Southampton.

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  • Ignatius Abo 7 months ago

    Onuachu nachu chu chu X, Onuachu nachu chu chu X, Onuachu nachu chu chu X!!!
    U are the true son of your father. Continue to feed your critics humble pie with goals.
    Super Eagles has missed your presence. Come back to take your place in Nigeria’s starting 11.
    Heaven bless Onuachu nachu chu chu X and all deserving Super Eagles strikers.

    • Lollipops 7 months ago

      @ Ignatius, I like to read your comments coz I nor need to pay for AY show anymore to laugh. Also, your expression of Onuachu, Nachu, chu, chu Dey kill me with laugh. 

      Ignatius, make we remove jokes and face reality, Paul Onuachu is not a super eagle material. If he likes make he paint Turkey red with goals, I will not recommend him for super eagle selection. All them Sadiq, Moffi, Onuachu should focus on club football, it’s not a must they play a national team football. 

      Our current Coach should focus on Osimhen, Taiwo, Boniface and Orban for now.

  • pompei 7 months ago

    Ignatius the igneous igniting ignition, Onuachu’s performance is a source of joy. Let him continue to shake the net in Turkey. Let him give Peseiro a huge selection headache. Onu-Goal, keep on scoring!

    • Chima E Samuels 7 months ago

      What selection headache this guy should not new the national team. He’s a Belgium and Turkish league material no wonder he is yet to perform well on national front. It is not every player that must player for the national team. If you can’t prove yourself at competitive league then forget about the national team. This explains why Nwakeme Anthony himself couldn’t excel after winning Turkish league with Trab. SE is not for Turkish based players if anybody like make e tell me word! @Ignatus stop hailing everything that scores goals abeg calm down jare!!!!

      • Ignatius Abo 7 months ago

        @Eligwe, leave story a beg. Onuachu is far better than Victor Boniface and Gift Orban combined.

      • Chima E Samuels 7 months ago

        No edit option 

  • Larry 7 months ago

    @CSN..even if you have report on the Turkish liga, your spotlight should be on Fisayo Bashiru.. A skillful attacking midfielder who has scored more goals and assist than Onuachu.

    • Afuye 7 months ago

      Im always confused often times when some football fans comments on SE players plying their trade in abroad. How on Earth could one say Onuachu is better than Boniface and Orban at present. To put the matter straight,l can only agree with you, that is, if Onuachu could do the same in Bundesliga, Seria A, EPL, LaLiga then I would say he is better than Boniface.A player who could not muster an assist let alone a goal in EPL in the few matches played. This is glaringly seen of who is a better player. There is no contest here, pls

  • Emecco 7 months ago

    It’s like the level of the EPL is above Onuachu. Let him remain in Turkey and rake in the numbers. As for the SE, Victor Osimhen, Victor Boniface and Taiwo Awoniyi are all ahead of him in the perking order. There is no chance for him in this coming Afcon

  • pompei 7 months ago

    Hahaha, I dey find some pipo trouble for here! Make dem no shook me knife ooo!
    I don run commot abeg!

  • Ayphillydegreat 7 months ago

    Onuachu ke? That one ti lọ far. No chance for him in the AFCON squad. Let him keep painting Turkey with goals. Even players like Orban and Boniface will still have to fight for their shirts if they want to be part of the squad. For now only Osimhen and Awoniyi are guaranteed a spot. Iheanacho sef go fight for his shirt, but I think he has found a place on the right wing as he looks favored on that side ahead of Chukwueze. 

    The attacking quality in the SuperEagles is just too much. I just hope our midfielders can come to the party. Iwobi, Ndidi, Onyeka and Onyedika are the best options we have available. Nwakali is still finding his feet in the Portuguese league and it might be too late for Peseiro to try new faces. Orban and Lookman are other options that can help in that AM role. 

    Our defense looks set with Bassey, Ajayi, Zaidu and Aina all doing well in their respective clubs. Ekong and possibly Omeruo as back up leaders. This might be an AFCON to behold for fanatic SuperEagles fans. Let’s hope everyone are fit and ready by January. 

    Another season of AFCON discussions is upon us. And to all my sparing partners on the forum Ọmọ9ja and co mo ki ẹ ki ẹ make una gbaradi. It’s going to be another vawulence extravaganza Lemaooo!! 

  • JimmyBall 7 months ago

    This guy Paul Onuachu is a great player but we are not seeing it yet… I have been watching Victor Boniface since season started and I must say while he is good, he is very poor with converting on-on-one goal situations… While I am excited about Gift Orban even at this moment, I will like him to show me last season was no fluke and that he can hold his own in a stronger league like Bundesliga since there is much hype about him going to Eintracht Frankfurt… I will push Onuachu just behind Victor Osimhen and Awoniyi. Let us stop condemning players outrightly… when next Ahmed Musa is included in the roaster again… most calling for Onuachu’s head here will remain silent! Iheancaho to me as someone rightly pointed above is proving to be more useful than Chukwueze on the right hand side.

  • Dear Jimmy,

    I must say I truly gained valuable your take insight from your contribution on Onuachu above.

    For me, a number of factors either increase or diminish Onuachu’s chances of making the Super Eagles squad for January’s Afcon in Ivory Coast.

    I’ll start from your premise: Onuachu is definitely in the running for selection more so now that he is playing regularly and back in amongst the goals. But it is not that simple.

    Presently, if all are fit and flying, Peseiro has 12 decent-to-quality centre forwards to pick from. These are: Osimhen, Awoniyi, Moffi, Iheanacho, Umar, Dessers, Boniface, Dennis, Onuachu, Faleye, Success Isaac and Gift Orban.

    Assuming Peseiro elects to select 5 centre forwards, what are these factors that enhance the selection of the aforementioned players to complement 3 wingers that will automatically be selected?

    1) Versatility: sadly, I think Onuachu will miss out here. If you select only 3 wingers and only 4 midfielders, you will want centre forwards who can double as wingers or even a makeshift midfielder if push comes to shove. For me, on the versatility count, the 5 centre forwards I will select are: Osimhen, Awoniyi, Moffi, Orban and Emmanuel Dennis (if he sorts out his disciplinary issues. If not, I will pick Boniface).

    2) Any formation with 2 strikers upfront: for me, if Peseiro intends to predominantly play 2 strikers, the pendulum may swing in favour of Onuachu. In this set up, I big tall, lanky centre forward with great hold up play and aerial prowess will have a place in the team. My 5 options in this sort of strategy are: Osimhen, Awoniyi, Iheanacho, Onuachu and Umar.

    3) Only 1 centre forward formation: If Peseiro elects predominantly to have only one all-action, fast paced technically grounded and footwork-skilful centre forward (who can walk the channels well and interchange with wingers seamlessly) on the pitch at any point in time, then for me, Onuachu better forget any chance on putting on the Green white Green anytime soon.

    In a predominantly 4-3-3 formation, my 5 picks are: Awoniyi, Osimhen, Iheanacho, Orban and Emmanuel Dennis (if he becomes born again in his attitude, otherwise I would pick Moffi ahead of Dessers).

    4) Option B: If part of the overall strategy is to employ option B of long ball/route one approach if the team has its back against the wall, then my 5 options will be: Onuachu, Osimhen, Awoniyi, Umar, Dessers. Iheanacho will make it as one of thr midfielders.


    I don’t think it is prudent to write off Onuachu or any other player simply because of their restricted skills set. Very many factors will dictate the selection criteria of the coach. Onuachu, however limited his repertoire of skills may be, could just fit into the style of play that Peseiro believes will deliver Afcon Gold to Nigeria.

  • JimmyBall 7 months ago

    @deo… Good contribution. To be honest the only I will disagree with you is on Emmanuel Dennis and Sadiq Umar. I don’t think Emmanuel Dennis is needed anymore anywhere near the SE. For Sadiq Umar, it might take miracles for him to hit the heights he was at before the lengthy injury layoff and time to swing discussions his way may not be on his side… but all in all,it’s still a lot of time between now and January and anything can still happen.

  • Thanks a lot Jimmy. As I already acknowledged, disciplinary issues automatically forecloses Emmanuel Dennis’ chances of selection. Other than that – football wise only – Dennis remains a credible winger, centre forward, support striker and further forward attacking midfielder. That indiscipline arrogant chap has a lot going for him if only he can strip petulance from his overall presentation.

    It is not an overstatement to say that Nigeria hasn’t had it this good when it comes to players available as centre forwards. Ademola Lookman played as a support striker in Atalanta last season, often drifting into centre forward positions to score goals. Moses Simon occasionally plays as a centre forward in-game in club football.

    Alex Iwobi played as a support striker in partnership with Iheanacho against Argentina to devastating effect against Argentina in 2018 – a skill he still possesses.

    The likes of Josh Maja and Chuba Akpom need to be back amongst the goals I’m club football to be back in the periphery of national team conversations whilst Isaac Success needs to add goals to his assists and also stay fit.

    Yira Sor is a another outsider who plays full time as a winger and part time as a centre forward. Despite meagre numbers in club football whilst playing in a lowly league to boot, I would not write off Sunday Faleye. He is a raw talent whose hunger and passion can be harnessed to devastating effect.

    With so much fire power upfront for Nigeria to accommodate a wide array of formations (4-4-2 4-5-1, 4-3-3, 4-2-3-1), tactical movements and attacking strategies Peseiro should be shrewd enough to select the right legs to suit the style of play he alights. He should also to bold enough to drop any players not compatible with his strategy no matter the profile of the player.

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