‘It’s not an excuse, but if all players are there all the time, you have a better rhythm than if they travel around the world and play in the middle of the night.” Onuachu has yet to score for FC Midtjylland in his last four appearances in the Danish Superliga.
Although Onuachu’s failed to score in FC Midtjylland’s game at the weekend but his seven seconds effort at Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, in terms of international matches, is only behind a six seconds effort by former Arsenal striker, Lukas Podolski for Germany against Ecuador in 2013, many others were hit faster at various other levels of the round leather game across the world.
t is noteworthy, though, that Onuachu’s effort on Tuesday is the fastest goal in an international match involving two African national teams and second quickest overall in the continent, two seconds behind that by Club Africain’s Ghazi Ayadi, who struck on six seconds in a 2-1 win for his side versus CS Sfaxien at Stade Olympique, Radès on December 6, 2017.
However, it is remarkable to note that there are several other goals that lie ahead of Onuachu and Podolski on the overall data of early sizzlers at various levels and venues of the round leather game over the years.
Sadly, many of the goals listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as some of the fasted in global soccer history were not on television nor filmed, thus preventing their precise timings from being assessed.