Frank Onyeka: Super Eagles Star Scores First Ever EPL Goal in Brentford Win Over Sheffield, Video

Frank Onyeka: Super Eagles Star Scores First Ever EPL Goal in Brentford Win Over Sheffield, Video

Raphael Abiola
updated at April 14, 2024 at 6:57 AM
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  • Frank Onyeka has hit the back of the net for the first time for Brentford in the Premier League
  • The Nigerian international scored the Bees' second goal in their 2-0 win over Sheffield United
  • The Super Eagles midfielder started the game against the Blades from the bench for Brentford

Nigerian midfielder, Frank Onyeka, scored his first-ever English Premier League goal in Brentford's win over Sheffield United on Saturday, April 13.

The Bees defeated the Blades 2-0 at the Gtech Community Stadium to move up on the Premier League table.

Thomas Frank's side have not won in their last nine league games, but they earned their first win against Chris Wilder's Blades.

Frank Onyeka scores Brentford's second goal of the game during the Premier League match at the Gtech Community Stadium. Photo: Rhianna Chadwick.
Frank Onyeka scores Brentford's second goal of the game during the Premier League match at the Gtech Community Stadium. Photo: Rhianna Chadwick.
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Brentford scored the first goal of the game in the 64th minute after Ollie Arblaster put the ball in his own net.

Five minutes later, they could have been two goals up, but Mikkel Damsgaard's strike was ruled out by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) due to a foul in the build-up.

Onyeka was subbed on in the 90th minute and wasted no time to score his first goal for the Bees, according to a report by Soccernet.

In a viral video shared by Brentford on social media, the Super Eagles midfielder hit the back of the net after getting to the end of an excellent pass from German forward Kevin Schade.

Onyeka also set a record by being the 42nd Nigerian to score a goal in the Premier League's history.

The win means the Bees are now 14th in the Premier League table, seven points ahead of 18th-placed Luton Town. This means they could avoid relegation this season.

Onyeka describes qualities Nigeria's coach must possess

Sports Brief earlier reported on Onyeka outlining the qualities the next Nigeria coach should embody.

In an interview with media outlet Brila.net, the 26-year-old shared his perspective on the qualities he believes the next Super Eagles coach must possess.

The Brentford midfielder's words come at a crucial time, particularly given the calibre of coaches rumoured to be in contention for the role.

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Raphael Abiola
Raphael Abiola is a Nigerian Sports Journalist with over five years of experience. He obtained a B.Tech degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, in 2015.