Arokodare Reflects On His First Important Brace For KRC Genk

Super Eagles prospect Tolu Arokodare opens up on how he felt scoring for his first ever brace for KRC Genk reports.

Arokodare last Tuesday helped Belgian giants KRC Genk overcome Jupiler Pro League reigning champions Royale Antwerp.

Arokodare will be in the Super Eagles squad that will execute the 2023 AFCON.
Arokodare celebrate his goal against Royale Antwerp.

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Tolu was brought in last January from French Ligue club SC Amiens to fill the vacuum left by forward Paul Onuachu. But the Nigerian hasn’t really filled the shoes of Onuachu who’s currently on loan at Trabzonspor (from Southampton).

Arokodare talks about his first ever brace for KRC Genk

Against Antwerp, he scored his first ever brace in the Belgian Jupiler Pro League coming on as a second half substitute; and of course expresses how excited he was achieving the feat.

“I hadn’t scored twice since I started playing for Racing Genk. This is a very beautiful feeling,” Arokodare said per Voetbalbelgie and was quoted by Soccernet Nigeria

“The supporters were fantastic, also in Anderlecht and the rest of the season. They deserve to end this year with a victory.”

“We wanted to send a message after the previous match, in which things did not go as planned. We not only wanted the three points but also to show that we can play football, regardless of what everyone thinks about the referee,” the 23-year-old continued.

Tolu in action for KRC Genk

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“We put in a strong performance against Antwerp, and we finally got what we deserved.”

Arokodare according to the 40-man 2023 AFCON provisional list released earlier this month by Super Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro through the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will not be going to the 2023 AFCON.

The former Valmeria forward, wasn’t included in the list; hence do not stand a chance to be named in the final 27-man list.

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