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Nigeria's Achara opens Toronto FC goal account on his MLS debut

Nigeria forward Ifunanyachi Achara made a goalscoring debut in the Major League Soccer as Toronto FC pipped New York City FC to a 1-0 win.

Achara who joined the Canadian club from USL League Two side Black Rock FC in February, played his first MLS match on Saturday and was on parade from start to finish.

The 22-year-old was impressive for Toronto during the encounter and he had a goal disallowed by VAR in the opening minutes of the first half.

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Towards the end of the game, Achara heralded his arrival to the MLS with his 81st-minute header off Richie Laryea's deflected cross. 

The crucial goal secured Toronto's first win of the season after they settled for a 2-2 draw against San Jose Earthquakes last Saturday in their opening fixture.

Toronto FC are fourth in the Eastern Conference table after gathering four points from two games. They host Nashville SC next on March 14.