More rave reviews are trailing FC Mytjylland of Denmark striker, Paul Ebere Onuachu’s wonder goal against Egypt on Tuesday at Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, as Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have dubbed it a strike that will be remembered for ever.
Footballive.ng reports that Onuachu set several milestones with his seventh second strike from outside the box, which gave Nigeria a famous 1-0 win against Egypt in a high-profile match.
After getting his Eagles’ debut as a second half substitute in Friday’s last Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, Onuachu stepped out from the word go for the follow-up game versus Egypt, and netted what has become the second fastest ever international goal scored in world football.
The sizzler from Onuachu was the only goal that sank Egypt, and the product of Sagamu, Ogun State-based lower league side, FC Ebedei broke a Nigerian record of 14 seconds held by Monday Odiaka, which was enacted at Moscow 1985 World Youth Championship.
Onuachu is now behind only former Arsenal striker, Lukas Podolski, who holds the world record of scoring the fastest goal in international soccer, when the Poland-born star netted after just six seconds for Germany in a friendly match against Ecuador in 2013.
The towering Onuachu also entered continental soccer records book, as he got the fastest goal in an international involving two African national teams and second quickest on African soil, two seconds behind that by Club African’s Ghazi Ayadi, who struck on six seconds in a 2-1 win for his side versus CS Sfaxien at Stade Olympique, Radès on December 6, 2017.
Tuesday’s result also marked the first defeat Egypt will suffer under the guidance of Javier Aguirre, and the NFF’s information unit is now adding luster to Onuachu’s feat with a panegyric celebration on social media.
The NFF media department stated in a post: “Remember the name, Paul ONUACHU! What a goal.”