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Udeze: How Onuachu Can Improve His Scoring Form In Super Eagles

Udeze: How Onuachu Can Improve His Scoring Form In Super Eagles

Former Nigeria international Ifeanyi Udeze has advised Paul Onuachu on how to bring his club scoring form to the Super Eagles.

Onuachu, who made his Eagles debut in 2019, has scored just one goal in six appearances.

His only goal for the Eagles, which was scored within the first ten seconds of the game, and the fastest ever scored for Nigeria, was in a 1-0 win against Egypt in a friendly game last year.

But it is a stack difference compared to his form at Belgian side Genk where he has netted 17 goals in 30 appearances.

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And speaking on Brila FM, Udeze said Onuachu’s Eagles teammates have a big role to play to improve his goals return in the team.

“Paul Onuachu is a good player, he has the height of Nwankwo Kanu and Victor Agali,” the Korea/Japan 2002 World Cup star said.

“He scores with his head and leg but mostly he like to score with his head.
So with the form he has in his club he should bring it to the national team because we want to see him score goals.

“We’ve seen him play but we don’t see the goals as expected from him (with the Eagles). This time if he gets the opportunity I pray he uses it well. And how will he use it well, he should tell his Super Eagles teammates how he want to be served.

“He should practice it in training and tell them how he likes it when inside the box so that they will serve him. If he doesn’t tell them they won’t serve him well, he needs to score goals because he is a striker. So I pray when he gets the opportunity he should use it well.”

Onuachu is part of Gernot Rohr’s 24-man squad for the 2021 AFCON double header against Sierra Leone.

His last outing for the Eagles was in their 1-0 defeat to Algeria, in last month’s international friendly in Austria.

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  • Proudly 9ja 9 months ago

    Great advice from Udeze, with osimen still to arrive in camp and Napoli president threatening to prevent its players from traveling due to Covid 19, Onuachu might just get the nod which makes the advice from Udeze the more relevant. To add to Udeze’s advice, Onuachu also needs to point where he wants the ball played. I think his lack of confidence due to lack of goals when playing for 9ja might be the reason why he barely talks (from what I have noticed), no evidence this is true as am not there, just an observation. I think I hope osimem makes it to Benin tho, if not Iheanacho might ultimately get the nod ahead of Onuaxhu but anything is possible. GR n SE mek una carry go and make us proud. Just my take.

  • Had it been those greedy, ignorant & selfish self-acclaimed fans of SE can put their heads together & allow this young man settle down & do the things he knows best, by now ONUACHU would’ve been the rave of the moment.

    Thanks to the pple advocating for him to be invited. They’ve configured his mentality to only “fight for SE invite”.
    No dream of playing for recorgnition in africa any longer in this young man.

    I remember ODION IGHALO had a poor start in his early SE journey, u can imagine from 2015 to 2018 IGHALO can only manage 4goals for SE.
    But the story changed after the WC, he was recorgnise in afcon qualifyiers & afcon tourney proper.
    That’s the mentality i’m talking about.

    But these wailers, town criers, hypers, advocates wouldn’t allow our boys to settle down and play so we can also produce african best or possibly a player that FIFA can also shortlist during the BALLON D’ OR.


  • Good advice from Udeze

  • Igbekun Abo 9 months ago

    Good advice from Udeze. Onuachu can still deliver one day for Nigeria. Carry go……

  • Collins id 9 months ago

    Unuochu nomatter the advise can not make any defference for eagles. Dont get me wrong oh i dont hate him its just about football. Reasons are 1 the guy is growing taller everyday after afcon. that hight is affacting his mobility and that elephant move can never work with eagles unless we are talking about our basketball team. Even simi sadiq victoragali osimen, kanu uchebo. are all tall strikers but they are more mobile than unuachu, he own hight carry alot wheight, u can see the way he breaths in just few runs and cannot control high tensive game, this maybe very dangerouse to a player health. The tension in national team football is higher than that of belgium and denmark,

    2 the guy is not skillfull at all infact ezenwa is more skillfull than that guy, his teckniks to control balls and link up play is bad. he can not complete simple touches and everytime he touched the ball it was horrible as seen in matches against ukraine, brazil and algeria. These where high profil games and it shows he can not mentain that level.

    3 super eagles or africa succesfull strikers, must possess great footwork speed power and shot, which one unuachu get? I think playing and scoring for genk is not enough for eagles call up, we have to look at what they naturaly posses, the new dike and al ahli ajayi are better option to unuachu.

    • Proudly 9ja 9 months ago

      @Collins id abeg u wan kee person with laff. Ur mouth bad no be small lol, na person pikin u wan use abuse finish so ooo.

  • daniel 9 months ago

    Onuawuchi is slow striker and he cant run because his too tall and he dosent have power to run like pogba and ibrahimovic

  • pompei 9 months ago

    Nice on. Paulo needs to be more mobile, not just standing in one place like landlord, waiting to collect rent. He needs to hustle more, harass opposing defenders. Even if he is not scoring, but he is making assists and disturbing the opponents defense, people will appreciate.
    Keep working hard, Paulo. Osimhen and Nacho are ahead of you in the pecking order, so if somehow Rohr looks your way on matchday, jump inside ALL GUNS BLAZING!

  • Ahmed Gana Kingibe 9 months ago

    Onuachu is good

  • Sunnyb 9 months ago

    Onuachu has given us his best, the guy is not super Eagles material for now period, let’s stop all this sugarcoating the is not good enough , the guy has been giving so many opportunities, give Kayode, olayinka, Sadiq same opportunities and let’s see what they can do.

  • De Star 9 months ago

    @Colins.id , I just read your down to earth sublime analysis on Onuachu now , O boy , this your analysis no get part 2 ooo . I wonder why Oga Rohr dey waste money on his scouts , you would have done a better job than any of them given some recycled unproductive players in SE  ……… abi you too busy to help your national team ? please if not busy , I beg as a patriotic Nigerian , please get in touch with Oga Rohr fast fast  ….. @ Dr Drey @ Ayphillydegreat & co can facilitate the meeting ooo