Super Eagles Striker Identifies Goal Against Arsenal As Most Satisfying of His Career

Super Eagles Striker Identifies Goal Against Arsenal As Most Satisfying of His Career

Ibitoye Shittu
June 13, 2023 at 1:20 PM
  • Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi on May 20 scored against Arsenal in a Premier League game
  • The goal helped Nottingham Forest to escape relegation last term in the Premier League
  • The former Liverpool player has now explained that the goal was a memorable one for him

Super Eagles striker Taiwo Awoniyi has disclosed that his Premier League goal against Arsenal last season was the most satisfying of his career so far as a professional footballer.

The former Liverpool player had a brilliant season with Nottingham Forest netting 10 Premier League goals and he also helped the club to escape relegation.

Awoniyi and his teammates did not start the season well, but they ended up maintaining their status in the English top flight for another term.

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Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi in action for Forest. Photo by Clive Rose
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The former Liverpool player is currently in Lagos where he and other Super Eagles players have started preparation for the coming AFCON qualifiers against Sierra Leone.

According to the reports on Complete Sports and Soccernet, Awoniyi confessed that he is an Arsenal fan.

Awoniyi is happy with Arsenal's goal

“I think my goal against Arsenal was my most satisfying because we know how important we needed that point and at the end, it took us out of relegation but though I’m an Arsenal fan.”

Meanwhile, there will be competition for the starting lineup in the Super Eagles between Taiwo Awoniyi and Victor Osimhen.

Osimhen was the highest goalscorer last season in the Serie A and he also helped Napoli to win the Scudetto.

Chukwueze and Awoniyi throw jabs

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how adorable video emerged on social media where Super Eagles duo, Samuel Chukwueze and Taiwo Awoniyi were spotted throwing jabs at each other ahead of the clash against Sierra Leone.

The camp of the Super Eagles is currently in Lagos. The team has their first training on Monday evening, June 12, ahead of the AFCON qualifying encounter.

In the recently concluded season in Europe, Chukwueze was impressive for Villarreal, helping the team to finish fifth on the table.

Awoniyi, on the other hand, scored some vital goals that helped Nottingham Forest escape relegation at the end of the 2022/23 Premier League term.

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