Racing Genk of Belgium striker, Paul Ebere Onuachu made it another Sunday to remember, as he notched home his 29th goal of the season, but Trabzonspor of Turkey all-action attacker, Anthony Nwakaeme is still battling to recover from a hamstring injury, megasportsarena.com reports.
In Belgium, Onuachu made the best of his 30th league start to help Genk extend their unbeaten run with a 4-0 victory over St.Truiden in the Belgian First Division A game at Luminus Arena and his side maintain second spot on the log with 56 points from 33 games.
Onuachu, who has now scored 29 goals in 34 appearances across all competitions this season, including 27 in the Belgian top-flight, spearheaded Genk’s attack in the encounter and his effort was just effort was enough to seal the win that extended their unbeaten run to seven games.
His strike seven minutes into the second half of Sunday’s match compounded the misery of Sint-Truiden and the lanky striker has now scored in four consecutive matches, including his efforts on international duty off the bench in Nigeria’s wins against Benin Republic and Lesotho.
The former FC Midtjylland of Denmark hitman has now netted 31 goals combined for Genk and the Super Eagles since the season started, while also helping his club consolidate second place in the standings, with 13 points from a possible 15 of their last five games.
In Turkey, the story is different, as Nwakaeme is battling hard to recover from a muscle strain that necessitated his substitution during the second half of Trabzonspor’s 1-1 draw with Kayserispor last Tuesday.
Consequently, the former Super Eagles’ invitee and ex-Hapoel Be’er Sheva of Israel top scorer ended up missing Trabzonspor’s Turkish Super Lig clash with Rizespor, four days after he made hay with a game-tying assist in the 29th minute to help his team salvage a draw.
A medical bulletin by Trabzonspor’s medical director, Dr. Hakan çelik confirmed the current physical condition and efforts to revive Nwakaeme, who has scored six goals and provided seven assists in 27 Lig games this term.
Celik expatiated thus: “Muscle strain and edema were detected in the MRI of Anthony Nwakaeme, who left the game due to the pain he felt in the back muscle of his right thigh, and the treatment of our football player was started.”