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Paul Onuachu’s early goal ensures Nigeria victory against Egypt

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Onuachu scored within the first ten seconds against Egypt in Asaba

Debutant, Paul Onuachu scored his first goal for the Super Eagles as they claimed victory against the Pharaohs of Egypt in a friendly match played in Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria.

Nigeria won the game 1-0.

Onuachu’s goal was scored within the first minute of the game, the second fastest goal in international football history. His goal ensure the Super Eagles 2019 African Cup of Nations preparation campaign started in a flying colours.

  • Onuachu’s goal is only second to Lukas Podolski’s strike after six seconds for Germany against Ecuador in 2013.

From the kick-off, the ball was lofted forward to the 2.1m in height striker and the 24-year old slammed it into the far corner of the net from the edge of the box.

Onuachu impressed with his nimble footwork and physicality and was a constant threat to the Egyptians until substituted with two minutes remaining.

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Nigeria’s defender Abdullahi Shehu (C) clears the ball away from Egypt’s Ahmed Mohamed (L) and Moustafa Abdalla (R) during a friendly

The team showed more confidence in the game, after a 3-1 win against Seychelles on Friday.

Egypt have been African champions seven times and Nigeria on three occasions and they will be among the favourites to win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations which Egypt are hosting.

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