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8 goals and 2 assists in 12 games: Time For Gernot Rohr To Consider Taiwo Awoniyi

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Taiwo Awoniyi scored a brace for Union Berlin against Mainz 05 in Sunday's Bundesliga game at the Mewa Arena. 

Awoniyi scored the goals in the second half to give Union Berlin a deserved 2-1 victory over his former Club. 

Awoniyi has now been directly involved in 10 goals (8 goals and 2 assists) from 12 games for Union Berlin season. 

Despite his good form for the club, Awoniyi has been given a single chance by Nigeria's head coach Gernot Rohr

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The striker was missing once again from the list of the 23 players invited for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against the Central African Republic. 

The reason behind his omission from the National Team is still unclear, because Awoniyi has proved it over time, that he's good enough to lead the Super Eagles attack.

The 23-year-old is one of the most in form Nigerian striker playing in Europe top five league at the moment, which is another reason, Rohr's decision hasn't gone down well with many people. 

The former Liverpool striker scored vital goals that helped Mainz retained their Bundesliga status last season, but he was not invited. 

Statistics also proves that, Awoniyi is the most efficient Nigerian striker in Europe this season, after Genk's forward Paul Onuachu. 

However, The former Flying Eagles star has done enough to get his first invitation to the Super Eagles, and coach Gernot Rohr can't continue to overlook him. 

Rohr gave the likes of Henry Onyekuru, Samuel Kalu and Terem Moffi chance after chance, even when they aren't at their best, so why can't he extend the same gesture to Awoniyi ? 

Over the years, Rohr has been rightly criticized for failing to give new players a chance, even in international friendly games.

Decisions like this show Rohr is a stubborn coach, but it is time for him to consider Taiwo Awoniyi.

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