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Sports News of Tuesday, 28 December 2021


AFCON: Union Berlin confirm Taiwo Awoniyi’s Super Eagles call-up

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German Bundesliga club, Union Berlin, has confirmed the Super Eagles call-up of Taiwo Awoniyi, for next month’s AFCON in Cameroon.

Awoniyi was included in the final squad that was released by interim coach Austine Eguavoen on Christmas Day, Friday, December 25.

This will be his first senior appearance at a major tournament after featuring for the Golden Eaglets, Flying Eagles, and Under-23 Eagles.

The 24-year-old has just one cap for the Eagles which was against the Central African Republic during the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Lagos.

In a statement on Union Berlin’s website: “FC Union Berlin striker Taiwo Awoniyi has been named in the provisional squad for Nigeria ahead of the 2021 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon.”

Awoniyi will be playing for Nigeria in three group matches; Nigeria vs. Egypt on Tuesday, January 11, 2022,  Nigeria vs. Sudan on Saturday, January 15, 2022,  and Guinea-Bissau vs. Nigeria on Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

The former Liverpool striker has scored 14 goals provide three assists in 27 appearances in all competitions for Union Berlin this season.