Nigerians go wild as Onuachu secures emphatic victory against Egypt (pictures and video)

Paul Onuachu scored a spectacular winner as Nigeria defeated Egypt 1-0 at the Stephen Keshi Stadium on Tuesday. It took only 8 seconds of play for the FC Midtjylland forward to score what would be the matchwinner against Javier Aguirreā€™s men – hosts of the AFCON finals in June.

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Leon Balogun and John Ogu were the only changes in the defence and midfield respectively from Seychelles win.

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In attack, Onuachu was handed his full debut and Moses Simon returned to start a Nigeria game after almost two years [against Zambia in October 2017] on the fringes.

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Henry Onyekuru completed the attacking trident as Daniel Akpeyi led from the back. Nigeria U23 hat-trick hero Victor Osimhen returned to the bench after Wednesday’s heroic showing against Libya U23.

Javier Aguirre handed starts to both Mohamed Elneny and Mahmoud Trezeguet after the duo were left out of an inexperienced starting XI in their final Afcon qualifier win over Niger.

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The Super Eagles made a flying start right from kick-off, with Onuachu grabbing his first Nigeria goal in spectacular fashion after 10 seconds of play. Click the link below to view the goal.

Nigerians poured out their thoughts on social media after the game, lets start with a bot of history.

Some fans got very funny with Onauchu’s goal

while others took us down memory lane to what Nigeria matches used to be, only legends can relate.

To round up social media reactions, we leave you with the best of them all.

What are you thoughts on the Super Eagles game? Do you think the growing hype on Paul Onuachu is worth it? Share your thoughts in the comment section.