The OALD shows that need can be used as "need to do something" and as "need doing something." The examples shown by the dictionary are, among others, the following ones:
He needs to win this game to stay in the match.
This shirt needs to be washed.
This shirt needs washing.
Could I rewrite the first sentence as follows?
He needs winning this game to stay in the match.
Does the sentence have the same meaning as the first one, or do those sentences have a (slightly) different meaning?