The spotlight in Nigeria falls on Paul Onuachu after his 10 second goal




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Nigeria’s Paul Onuachu plays for Danish club FC Midtjylland

Paul Onuachu is the toast of Nigerian football after he scored the only goal inside 10 seconds against Egypt on his full international debut.

The 24-year-old’s strike is Nigeria’s fastest ever international goal, which helped the Super Eagles to their first victory over the Pharaohs in 29 years.

The goal has got his coach, team-mates, journalists and fans talking about him.

“He’s played twice but I think we have something special in this player,” coach Gernot Rohr told BBC Sport.

“We shouldn’t get too carried away. Onuachu gives us a different option and alternative in attack.”

The goal came when midfielder John Ogu lobbed the ball forward for the Denmark-based forward to collect and round the defender with one touch and then scored with his second to stun Egypt.

According to Uefa the fastest ever competitive international goal