Onuachu Wins Danish Cup As Midtjylland Pip Broendby On Penalties In Final

Onuachu Wins Danish Cup As Midtjylland Pip Broendby On Penalties In Final

Super Eagles striker, Paul Onuachu lifted his maiden Danish Cup trophy on Friday when FC Midtjylland beat Broendby 4-3 on penalties after the final had ended 1-1 in regulation time, Completesports.com reports.

The gangling forward was booked for diving on 31 minutes after throwing himself to the ground, attempting to win a free-kick which the referee, however, did not fall for.

Onuachu also failed in his bid to increase his tally in this season’s competition from two having netted a brace in his club’s 4-0 semi-final destruction of OB in April.

The 24-year-old prolific goal-scorer was replaced by Artem Dovbyk in a tactical substitution in the 100th minute of the final encounter.

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Paul Onuachu celebrates Danish Cup title with FC Midtjylland teammates

Onuachi will now focus on working hard to make Nigeria’s final 23-man squad to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr included the striker in his 25-man provisional squad for final preparation for the tournament.

The striker warmed himself into the hearts of Super Eagles’ handlers and Nigeria fans with a superlative performance and an exciting goal when the team pipped the Pharaohs of Egypt 1-0 in an international friendly match at the Stephen Keshi Stadium Asaba.

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  • Not only Paul onuachu, there are also Nigerian players like Onyeka Frank and Rilwan Hassan who was also part of the midtjylland squad that played in this cup final