Players did well to enhance their reputation at the weekend. Here is the Nigeria Team of the week which is deployed in the usual 4-4-2 formation. Let us know your thoughts. Adeleye Adebayo - Hapoel Jerusalem Adeleye's saves almost handed Hapoel Jerusalem a point against Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Taiwo Awoniyi has been one of the silent performers among the Nigerians playing in the European league. Consistently he has been delivering for the Nigerian team whenever he's been summoned to play. He was among the squadron that won the 2013 U-17 world cup which was held in the United Arab Emirates.
Photo Credit :Twitter The toughest thing to do at the very top level of any professional sport is not just to win, but to perform consistently at the highest level. Taiwo Awoniyi is one of Nigeria's best performers in Europe this season, and has been rewarded with an invitation to the Super Eagles for the first time.
Apparently, Taiwo Awoniyi's maiden call-up to the Super Eagles is the crux of Thursday's 2022 World Cup qualifying tie between Nigeria and Central African Republic. This was evident during the team's first training session at Teslim Balogun Stadium on Tuesday, preparatory to the Group C clash at same venue.
By scoring a brace, Taiwo Awoniyi shows why Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr should have not snubbed him
Gernot Rohr announced his Nigeria squad on Thursday afternoon, with the Super Eagles boss causing much controversy with his selection. Plenty of Nigerian strikers will feel aggrieved at not being called up for the World Cup Qualifiers, but one man in particular won't be happy - Taiwo Awoniyi.
Photo Credit : goal.com 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.
Taiwo Awoniyi is the rising star of Nigeria. Taiwo plays for Union Berlin in the German league and he has scored several goals this season. Awoniyi recently got a call-up from the national team of Nigeria and he stands a chance of making his debut for Nigeria on Thursday.
Our Super Eagles players turned up for their various club sides this weekend with impressive debut performances along with goals and assists contributions. Let us now review some of the best performances from our Nigerian players abroad who were involved for their teams this weekend. Watford boys secure three points on EPL return
FC Union Berlin striker Taiwo Awoniyi received his first call-up to the Nigerian national team on Sunday after netting a brace against Mainz 05. Gernot Rohr called the Ilorin-born striker as a replacement for Terem Moffi who picked up an injury during Lorient's game against Clermont Foot on Sunday.
Belgium Jupiler Pro side, Anderlecht have seen a bid of N2.5billion (€5m) for Nigerian forward Taiwo Awoniyi rejected by premier league giants Liverpool, according to Voetbal. The 23-year-old has done well in loan spells at the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany, with clubs looking at his direction for a possible permanent deal that will see move leave Anfield.
Opinion: Taiwo Adeniyi's Bundlesliga Debut, Shows That He's Ready To Take The German League By Storm
24 year old Nigerian professional footballer, Taiwo Awoniyi opened his goalscoring account for the season with a screamer against Bayer Leverkusen for Union Berlin. It was a fantastic strike from the former Liverpool's man, seven minutes into their opening game of the season. The Nigerian is clearly ready to take the league by storm, he has all it takes to emerge as one of the biggest scorers in Germany and can even take even take Robert Lewandowski's spot at the top.
Union Berlin striker Taiwo Awoniyi has been in fine form of late. He has been banging them in for the German side since joining them permanently from Liverpool. There is a lot of competition, but TA is now deserving of a call-up to the Nigeria senior squad.
By Femi Fasetire Nigeria’s heroes at the start of this last week in August turned out to be the duo of Taiwo Awoniyi at 1.FC Union Berlin of Germany and Ike Ugbo from Racing Genk of Belgium, as they both hit crucial goals for their respective teams.
Report has it that Nigerian forward Sunday Awoniyi, has spoken about his decision to leave Liverpool. The striker was on the books of the EPL giants for over 4 years, but never featured for the club due to his inability to secure a work permit. The work permit obstacle was eliminated when he was issued one, a few months back.
Photo credit: Getty Images Taiwo Awoniyi's hopes of ever turning out in a competitive game for Liverpool has been dealt a crushing blow with news that he is not in Jurgen Klopp's plans for the new season. The Nigerian striker, after years in soccer wilderness following loan spells to clubs in Belgium, Holland and Germany had hoped he would be able to break into the team this season after he obtained his work permit in May.
In 2015, during the U-20 World Cup held in New Zealand, Liverpool spotted the young Nigerian striker who scored 2 goals in the tournament. The Ilorin-born forward will then go on to complete a £400k transfer from the Nigerian Academy club, Imperial Soccer Academy to Liverpool that same year, with the likes of FC Porto, Celtic and Red Bull Salzburg also seeking his signature.
Taiwo Awoniyi has reflected on his six years at Liverpool, expressing his gratitude to the Premier League giants for the opportunity to begin his professions career in 2015. In a post on his Instagram page on Wednesday, the 23 years old described his time at Anfield as both challenging and inspiring, expressing his readiness to continue his journey with Union Berlin.
Many Nigerian soccer fans were pleased for Taiwo Awoniyi when his transfer to Liverpool was announced in August 2015, but the Nigerian striker failed to make a single appearance for the Reds and has now been sold permanently to Union Berlin in Germany. Find out the reason why Taiwo Awoniyi couldn’t play for Liverpool.
The Bundesliga returned this week and FC Union Berlin started with a 1-1 draw against Bayer Leverkusen at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei. Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi opened the scoring for the host in the seventh minute before Moussa Diaby equalized five minutes later for the visitors. After the game, Taiwo Awoniyi expressed his feeling about scoring for FC Union Berlin in the first game as a permanent player of the club.
Nigeria striker, Taiwo Awoniyi has penned a heart-rending farewell note to Union Berlin following expiration of his season-long loan from Liverpool. The 23-year-old is returning to a life of uncertainties at Anfield after a season blighted by a thigh muscle rapture that sidelined him from February 20 to May 13, but mustered five goals in 16 starts of 21 matches.