England Legend Owen Hails Super Eagles Striker for Saving His EPL Side From Relegation

England Legend Owen Hails Super Eagles Striker for Saving His EPL Side From Relegation

Ibitoye Shittu
May 31, 2023 at 10:46 AM
  • Super Eagles striker Taiwo Awoniyi has been hailed by the legendary Michael Owen
  • The pundit praised Awoniyi for saving Nottingham Forest from relegation in the EPL
  • The Nigerian striker was impressive this season and netted 10 Premier League goals

Former Liverpool star, Michael Owen has hailed Super Eagles striker, Taiwo Awoniyi for his brilliant performances which helped Nottingham Forest to escape relegation from the Premier League this season.

Although the relegation battle was a big part of Forest's 2022/2023, the team eventually secured their status in the English top flight for another term, with the Nigerian striker scoring a number of goals to help his side.

On Sunday, May 28, Awoniyi became the first Forest player to score in four consecutive appearances in the Premier League since 1995.

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England legend Owen hails Taiwo Awoniyi. Photo by Jon Hobley
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His goal against Arsenal in their 1-0 win was also an important one for the EPL title race, as it ended the Gunners' chances of winning the crown.

Michael Owen hails Forest's Awoniyi

According to the reports by Complete Sports and Punch, Owen explained that he was impressed with Awoniyi's performances for Forest.

"Awoniyi scored half a dozen goals, six in four, at just the right time, just when you need him."

Discussing the team overall, Owen believes Forest will be even better next season.

What next for Awoniyi?

The Premier League is now on break and Awoniyi is expected to travel to Ilorin, the Kwara State to see his family members and also to grace the final of the Unicorn Academy scouting program.

The academy is owned by the Forest striker and his older brother, Victor.

The new season of the Premier League is scheduled to kick off in the second week of August and Awoniyi should return to training with Nottingham before then.

Awoniyi bags management degree

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Nigerian international, Taiwo Awoniyi completing his degree program at the Buckinghamshire New University in Wycombe, the United Kingdom.

According to close sources, the Nottingham Forest striker bagged a degree in Business Management just days after his national teammate, Wilfred Ndidi earned his degree in Leicester.

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