Ebony Shoe prize winner Onuachu unsure of Genk future

Ebony Shoe prize winner Onuachu unsure of Genk future
Nigerian striker Paul Onuachu

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Jun 08, 2021. 17:00

Nigeria international Paul Onuachu says he is unsure about seeing out his deal with KRC Genk after winning the 2021 Ebony Shoe Prize.

The 27-year-old marksman beat Club Brugge’s Clinton Mata (Angola) and Genk’s Theo Bongonda (DR Congo) to the prize which is an annual award given to the best African player in the Belgian Pro League.

Onuachu enjoyed a successful 2020/21 season which saw him score 33 goals in 38 league games and he also amassed 35 strikes across all competitions in the current campaign and he has been linked with French giants Olympique Lyonnais and Italian club SS Lazio

The towering centre forward, whose current contract with Genk will expire in June 2024, scooped the 2020/21 Belgian Pro League Player of the Season and Golden Boot awards.

“For me, you never know what the future holds but I think scoring a lot of goals this season for KRC Genk and of course my career is going to be one of the most important periods for me,” Onuachu told the club’s YouTube channel.

“It is going to be difficult to say I’m going to repeat it where I am going but I think the players we have in this team really make all this possible for me, but like I said earlier you don’t know what the future holds.

“As it is now I think I’m really happy for the figure I have in the league and of course for KRC Genk.”

Onuachu has been on the books of Genk since August 2019 having joined the club from Danish side FC Midtjylland.

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