Yesterday, Nigeria clashed with Egypt in an international friendly. We weren’t expecting it, but the fixture quickly became the talk of social media when Paul Onuachu scored in less than ten seconds after kickoff.
The goal, the only one in the match, now makes Onuachu the Super Eagles player with the fastest goal in the history of the team. Experts are also calling it the second-fastest goal in the history of international football, after Lukas Podolski’s sixth-second goal for Germany in 2013.
If you’ve never heard about Onuachu, that’s because he'd never played on the Super Eagles team until yesterday. Although he played for the Nigeria under-23 in 2015, the 24-year-old plies his trade in Denmark, where he has scored 49 goals in 126 appearances for his club, FC Midtjylland.
Going by the waves he's making in the Danish Superliga, his performance yesterday was to be expected. And, with the 2019 AFCON around the corner, we’re glad he’s with the Super Eagles because he’ll certainly help boost the team's strike force.
Watch the goal below:
Gone in 6 seconds.... Paul Onuachu. pic.twitter.com/JOf0rz0Dcp— Oluwashina Okeleji (@oluwashina) March 26, 2019