Galatasaray forward happy to score first Super Eagles goal

Henry Onyekuru finally found the back of the net for the Super Eagles against Liberia.

The Super Eagles laboured to their second consecutive victory after a 3-0 win over Seychelles in a 2019 Africa Cup of Cup (AFCON) qualifier.

After four previous appearances for the senior national team Henry Onyekuru has finally opened his goal account for the Super Eagles.

The 21-year-old and Simy Nwankwo were the goalscorers on the day to give Nigeria victory over their West African rivals in difficult conditions.

Onyekuru scored the opening goal for the Super Eagles with a well placed curler which was unstoppable by the keeper.

After his performance in the encounter, Onyekuru took to official Instagram account to express his delight about the achievement, with a message accompanying a video clip of his goal.

He said, "1st Goal for my country! I’m so blessed to be off the mark with my fellow."

Onyekuru who is on loan at Galatasaray from is slowly becoming a key component of the Super Eagles squad especially after the retirement of Chelsea star Victor Moses.

The youngster is expected to be included in Gernot Rohr's team for the AFCON double header against Libya in October.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Messi returns, Ramos scores and PSG cruise

Messi returns, Ramos scores and PSG cruise

De Jong strikes late for Barca after Real Madrid pinned back by Elche

De Jong strikes late for Barca after Real Madrid pinned back by Elche

Milan lose ground in title race after Juve stalemate

Milan lose ground in title race after Juve stalemate

Messi returns, Ramos scores and PSG cruise

Messi returns, Ramos scores and PSG cruise

Tunisia shock Nigeria, Comoros to use outfield player as goalkeeper

Tunisia shock Nigeria, Comoros to use outfield player as goalkeeper

Milan lose ground in title race after Juve stalemate

Milan lose ground in title race after Juve stalemate

Msakni strikes as Tunisia shock Nigeria in Africa Cup of Nations

Msakni strikes as Tunisia shock Nigeria in Africa Cup of Nations

Tuchel urges fans to 'show respect' after Rudiger hit by missile

Tuchel urges fans to 'show respect' after Rudiger hit by missile

Gabon coach laments Aubameyang loss after AFCON exit

Gabon coach laments Aubameyang loss after AFCON exit