Onuachu wins Belgian Golden Shoe award

Onuachu wins Belgian Golden Shoe award

Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu was awarded the 2021 Belgian golden shoe award on Wednesday.

The KRC Genk’s striker striker netted the most goals in Belgium for the last calender year and he became m the first-ever Nigerian and the fourth African to claim the prestigious honour.

Onuachu scored 29 league goals over the entire 2020-21 season and scored  12 in the first half of the current campaign, before he picked up injury.


The 27-year-old goal machine polled 333 votes to beat the Club Brugge duo of Noa Lang (272 votes) and Charles De Ketelaere (271 votes) to second and third, respectively.

The former Midtjylland star missed out of Nigerian squad to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

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