Nigerian international Henry Onyekuru wins Super Cup

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Henry Onyekuru celebrates with teammates
Henry Onyekuru celebrates with teammates

Henry Onyekuru celebrates with teammates
Henry Onyekuru celebrates with teammates

Nigerian international Henry Onyekuru says he is on top of the world after champions Anderlecht fought back to beat cup holders Zulte-Waregem 2-1 to win the Belgian Super Cup winners’ medal.

The competition served as season curtain raiser in Belgium.

Onyekuru, who is on a season-long loan at Anderlecht from Premier League club Everton, revealed it was an exciting moment for him to clinch his first major trophy as a professional and has dedicated the feat to God.

“I feel very happy and excited with the victory. This is my first professional trophy, it means a lot to me, it’s something I have been waiting for, it’s worth celebrating,” a proud Onyekuru told SCORENigeria

Deal of the day

“I dedicate the medal and trophy to God.”

The Nigeria international came off the bench in the 65th minute and showed class when he came close to increase the tally for the Belgian champions late in the final.

On his effort at goal which came off the goal post, Onyekuru said: “I thought the ball was going inside the net, but I was denied by the goal post.

“I hope for better luck next time.”

The new Belgian league season will begin next weekend with 34-time champions Anderlecht away at newly promoted Antwerp on Friday.