Onuachu becomes first Nigerian to win ebony shoe in 25 years

Written by on June 8, 2021

Nigeria and Genk striker, Paul Onuachu has completed a hat-trick of awards as the Belgian football season comes to an end. The 26-year old has now won the Ebony Shoe, which is awarded to Belgium’s best African player or player of African descent, the Belgian Professional Footballer of the Year and top scorer’s awards for 2020-21 season after scoring 33 goal this season. He is the first Nigerian to win the ebony shoe in 25years.

In an interview with BBC sport Africa, onuachu said “It doesn’t happen to every footballer and I feel proud, honored and delighted to win this special award as a Nigerian and significantly as a professional from Africa


Paul Onuachu
photo credit: @paulebere


He added “To pick up three awards in a season is unbelievable and I thank God, my teammates and all the fans of Genk and Nigeria for the incredible support.

“I thank the organizers of the Ebony shoe award for their consistent and relentless support to African players in Belgium because this prize will continue to motivate us to do more.”



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