Ebere Paul Onuachu (born 28 May 1994) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays for Belgian club Genk and the Nigeria national team, as a forward.
Early Life and Career
Born on the 28th May 1994 in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. Onuachu also hails from Imo State, Nigeria.
Onuachu moved to Danish club FC Midtjylland in 2012, on a scholarship, from their affiliate team in Nigeria, Ebedei. He was a prolific scorer for their youth team, and made his first-team debut in the Cup later that year, before making his league debut in December 2012. In June 2013 he signed a new three-year contract with the club, before extending it for a further three-years in August 2015. In early 2015 he was loaned to Vejle BK, before returning to FC Midtjylland ahead of the 2015–16 season.
In August 2019 he signed for Belgian club Genk.
Super Eagles Career (International)
Onuachu was called up to the Nigerian under-23 national team in February 2015. In March 2019 he received his first call-up to the Nigerian senior team.
On 26 March 2019, Onuachu scored his first goal for Nigeria in a friendly match against Egypt. The goal was scored within the first ten seconds of the game, and the fastest ever scored for Nigeria. Following the goal Onuachu was heralded as the “toast of Nigerian football”, with “his coach, team-mates, journalists and fans talking about him”. He was selected to the Nigeria squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. He played in Nigeria’s 1–0 win over Burundi.
Paul Onuachu is currently married to his Ghanaian lover “Tracy Acheampong“.
Onuachu and Acheampong have been dating for three years after they met at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol when the striker was playing in Denmark.
According to several reports in Ghana, Acheampong didn’t know Onuachu was a footballer, and it was like that for a while.
Based in Amsterdam, not much is known about Acheampong. Sources tell Pulse that she is a nurse who has been based in Europe for almost a decade.
It is expected that she is now based in Belgium, where his footballer husband Onuachu plays for Genk.
Onuachu has experienced significant growth since he moved to FC Midtjylland.
His market value in the 2013/2014 season with the Danish club was an estimated one-hundred-thousand Euros.
In the 2014/2015 season, the value doubled to two-hundred thousand Euros.
By the time he left FC Midtjylland to Belgium, he was already worth 6million Euros.
His current market value is 20million Euros; that’s a significant growth in 7 years.
Paul reportedly earns approximately $21,359 per week.
Put that up in 12 months, and you are going to get $1,025,232, which makes Onuachu’s salary per year about half a billion in Naira.
Paul Onuachu’s net worth as of 2021 is estimated at around $2.5 million (net worth estimated in 2021).