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Soccer News of Friday, 13 January 2023


Super Eagles star Awoniyi nails a one-word verdict on Belgian midfielder

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Taiwo Awoniyi was unable to play after being pulled out with a groin injury in the team’s midweek triumph against Southampton.

Nigeria international, Taiwo Awoniyi, doffs his hat to the performance of Belgian midfielder Orel Mangala against Wolverhampton.

The Super Eagles forward delivered his one-word verdict to his teammate after Nottingham Forest knocked Wolves out of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday evening.

Although Steve Cooper’s men have not had a good run of form since their promotion from the second division, with three victories in a row, they have given their fans something to cheer for since the new year began.

The Tricky Trees defeated the Wolves on 4–3 penalties following a 1-1 draw in the first 90 minutes after Raul Jimenez leveled Willy Boly’s 18th-minute goal.

However, Dean Henderson was the penalty shoot-out hero after denying Ruben Neves and Joe Hodge’s goals. But, the former Union Berlin man has nailed the former VfB Stuttgart player as his Starman for the show.

The 25-year-old, who could only cheer his teammate from the sidelines due to injury, commented on the Belgian’s performance on his Instagram posts.

When Mangala posted with the caption, “Semi Final!!!! ✨ Come on lads ????????#Mangality #NFFC”

The Nigerian star commented with: “Machine.”

Although the 24-year-old has not been on the scoresheet for the Nottingham side, he has been able to showcase some nice touches, and his passes have been impressive.