Paul Onuachu has said he wants to score more goals for the Super Eagles after his heroics lone goal against Benin Republic on Saturday.
The 26-year-old, Nigeria’s highest scorer in Europe this season with 27 goals in 32 games, came off the bench in the 70th minute for Kelechi Iheanacho and scored the stoppage time winner as the Eagles ended Benin Republic’s 22-game unbeaten home streak and advance to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon next year.
The goal was his second in eight games for the three time African champions.
“I’m happy to have scored the match winner for the team in Cotonou,” Onuachu told The PUNCH.
“I’ve worked very hard to get here. It’s like a long road but I’m very happy to be here and to get the opportunity and the goal.
“I want to do more like I have been doing with my club (Genk) this season. It has always been my dream to score for Nigeria in games and I want to do that regularly when I get an invitation to represent my fatherland.
“I hope to get another chance to prove my worth again,” he added.