Wednesday Dec 08, 2021. 13:00
Nigeria international Paul Onuachu deserves the 2021 Belgian Golden Shoes award according to Racing Genk Technical Director, Dimitri de Condé.
The accolade is given to the best footballer of the Belgian First Division A for the past year and the trophy is sponsored by the Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws.
Onuachu was influential for Genk this year – scoring 28 goals in 36 appearances in the Belgian top-flight, including ten goals in the current campaign.
The towering striker scooped the Belgian Golden Boot, Professional Footballer of the Year and Ebony Shoe accolades last season.
“I definitely see two contenders for the Golden Shoe with us,” De Conde told HLN via Voetbalkrant.
“Paul Onuachu broke all the records that could be broken last season. He deserves the Shoe for that alone. Despite his lesser period, he has already scored 12 goals this season. ”
Onuachu finished third in the Golden Shoe for 2020 with Lior Refaelov of Israel winning the accolade after impressing while playing for Antwerp.