Paul Onuachu wins Ebony Shoe Award
27-year old Super Eagles and KRC Genk striker, Paul Onuachu has been named as the winner of the Ebony Shoe Award. The Ebony Shoe is awarded to the best African Player in Belgium by the African Awards and is one of the most coveted prizes in Belgian football. He beat the likes of Lukas Nmecha, Theo Bongonda and Clinton Mata to the award.
Onuachu becomes the sixth Nigerian player to win the award, following in the footsteps of Daniel Amokachi (Club Brugge, 1992, 1994), Victor Ikpeba (RFC Liege, 1993), Godwin Okpara (Eendracht Aalst, 1995) and Celestine Babayaro (Anderlecht, 1996). His victory ends Nigeria’s 25-year wait for a winner.
Onuachu’s victory comes as no surprise as he was already named the Best Player in the Belgian Pro League. He had an incredible season, scoring 35 goals and providing 5 assists in 41 appearances. His goals propelled Genk to a Belgian Cup triumph.
Will Onuachu be on the move this summer ? Can he hit these impressive heights again next season ?
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