Paul Onuachu has returned to goalscoring ways after opening the scoring for Genk in a Belgium First Division A clash with league leaders Sporting Charleroi on Sunday.
The Nigeria international helped Genk inflict a second league defeat of the campaign on high-flying Charleroi after the game ended 2-1 in favour of the hosts at the Luminus Arena in Genk.
The 26-year-old’s first-half strike was cancelled out by Sadio Berahino’s effort early in the second half, but Maehle’s goal just past the hour-mark handed the home side all the three points at stake.
Onuachu’s 25th-minute finish is his eighth goal in his eight games for the former Belgian champions this season.
Onuachu started the season as Genk’s second-choice striker after the Belgian side brought in last season Eredivisie’s topscorer and new Super Eagles star Cyriel Dessers.
But he has forced his way back to the starting eleven after showing his talent in front of goal time and again.
The former Midtjylland man scored once in August, netted five times in September, including two consecutive braces against Mechelen and Oostende, and has now found the back of the net twice in October.
Onuachu’s latest strike brings his total tally for Genk to 18 goals and two assists in 36 matches.
It would be recalled that the 2.01m tall striker banged in 74 goals and created 23 assists in only 186 games for Danish side Midtjylland before making the switch to Belgium last summer.