Super Eagles headcoach, Gernot Rohr has named his provisional squad for the upcoming world cup qualifiers this month against Central African Republic. Nigeria have started their world cup qualifiers strongly with two wins out of the two matches played to lead Group C with six points in the opening two matches.
Taiwo Awoniyi earned his first call up to the national team squad in an unconventional way. The 24-years-old former Liverpool striker has being on fire this season in the German Bundesliga for Union Berlin. Taiwo Awoniyi was called up to the national team for the first time because the players who were previously called up were out injured.
Alex Iwobi was Gernot Rohr's first choice attacker but after the Everton man injury, Terem Moffi was called up to replace Iwobi but the 22-years-old Lorient winger too got injured in the second half of his side 1:1 draw with Clermont Foot 63 in the French top-flight, which made Taiwo Awoniyi, Gernot Rohr's third choice attacker.
Taiwo Awoniyi has been directly involved in 10 goals for Union Berlin across all competitions in twelve games this season. The Nigerian netted eight goals and made two assists for his teammates. His form this season deserves a lot of recognition from the Super Eagles headcoach.
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