Nigeria's Onuachu fires Brazil warning with brace for Samatta’s Genk

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Before heading for international duty, the 25-year-old found the net twice as the Smurfs secured their fourth home victory this season

Nigeria international Paul Onuachu has sent a warning to Brazil with a brace in Genk’s 2-1 victory over Royal Excel Mouscron on Sunday.

The lanky forward - who replaced Ianis Hagi, got two second-half strikes to neutralise Jonah Osabutey’s first goal for Bernd Hollerbach’s men.

The ex-Midtjylland man has now extended his tally in the Belgian First Division A to four goals in four games as the Smurfs moved to third on the log with 12 points.

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Tanzania international Mbwana Samatta was on parade from start to finish, while Stephen Odey made a cameo appearance after coming in for Theo Bongonda.

Onuachu is one of the seven strikers picked by Gernot Rohr’s men for the Singapore friendly against five-time world champions, Brazil on October 13.

The game serves as preparation for November’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho.

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