Super Eagles Striker Taiwo Awoniyi Recognized In Premier League Season
Super Eagles striker Taiwo Awoniyi has been recognized for his brilliant start to the new premier league season.
He is in the running along with Tottenham Hotspur Star James Maddison, Ballon D’or nominee and Manchester City Midfielder Rodri, Brentford Striker Bryan Mbeumo, Brighton & Hove Albion Forward Kaoru Mitoma and West Ham’s Jarrod Bowen.
Also, Awoniyi has registered three goals in the first three Premier League games of the season including strikes against Manchester United and Arsenal.
Meanwhile, with his first three Premier League games this season, he has become the first forest player to score in 7 consecutive league games, equaling Mohamed Salah and Emmanuel Adebayor’s feat of an African player scoring in 7 consecutive games in the English top-flight.
He is set to compete for the honour against Brighton’s Mitoma, Brentford’s Mbuemo, West Ham’s Bowen, Man City’s Rodri and James Maddison of Tottenham Hotspur.
However, it will be a fierce contest as all nominees are deserved winners.
Awoniyi’s impressive form has earned him a nomination alongside other top players for the Premier League Player of the Month award.
Meanwhile, for the award, Awoniyi will battle with Tottenham Hotspur playmaker James Maddison, Manchester City midfielder Rodri, Brentford star Bryan Mbeumo, Brighton & Hove Albion attacker Kaoru Mitoma and West Ham’s Jarrod Bowen.
In recognition of his outstanding contributions, Awoniyi has received a well-deserved call-up to the Super Eagles squad for Nigeria’s final Afcon qualifying match against Sao Tome and Principe.
Alongside 22 other international teammates, he has already landed in Uyo, where the crucial match is set to unfold on Sunday afternoon.
Nigeria have already secured their place in the continental championship, set to kick off in Ivory Coast in January.