Union Berlin star, Taiwo Awoniyi has expressed his delight on invitation to the Nigerian national team, and attributed the call up to hard work and dedication.
Following his impressive goal scoring run in the German elite division – where he boasts of five goals in seven appearances in the 2021-22 campaign – the 24-year-old was handed his maiden call up by Coach Gernot Rohr.
The former Liverpool player had not been part of Nigeria’s plans for the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers against the Central African Republic, but an injury to France-based Terem Moffi necessitated his invitation.
Elated by his call-up, the former Nigeria U23 star said:
“It’s hard work and dedication but for me sometimes you work hard and don’t see the result but just keep on working be patient and God will do the rest. I’m very happy about it to be part of the Super Eagles.
“For me, it’s every player’s dream. Every player will be happy to be part of the Super Eagles and in one of them.
“It’s a privilege and honour for me to be part of the team which I’m very happy about.”
Awonyi must put in a lot of work to stand a chance to displace red-hot Victor Osimhen, who has been voted Serie A player for the month of September, Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho and Belgium based Paul Onuachu from the starting XI.