Nigerian star scores superb goal days after Gernot Rohr snubbed him from squad to face Liberia, Cape Verde

Nigerian star scores superb goal days after Gernot Rohr snubbed him from squad to face Liberia, Cape Verde

  • Taiwo Awoniyi was snubbed by Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr for next month's World Cup qualifiers against Liberia and Cape Verde
  • The former youth international is however not perturbed as he continues to find the back of the net in Germany
  • Awoniyi helped Union Berlin overcome their Bundesliga guest Borussia Monchengladbach at Alte Foersterei over the weekend

Nigeria international Taiwo Awoniyi maintained his high-scoring form over the weekend after inspiring his German League club Union Berlin to victory over Borussia Monchengladbach.

The 24-year-old who recently parted ways with Liverpool for the Bundesliga outfit sealed his side's win in the 41st minute with Max Kruse claiming the assist for the goal.

Urs Fischer's men got the game off to a bright start with Niko Giesselmann breaking the deadlock in the 22nd after receiving a delivery from Genki Haraguchi.

Union Berlin’s Awoniyi responds to Nigeria snub with goal vs Borussia Monchengladbach
Taiwo Awoniyi celebrating his goal for Union Berlin against Borussia Monchengladbach in the German Bundesliga over the weekend. Photo by Andreas Gora/picture alliance
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The hosts maintain stability all through the opening half and with just four minutes to the half-time whistle, the former youth international doubled their lead as reported by Goal.

Jonas Hofmann reduced the visitors' deficit in the 90+1 minute but it was too late to complete a comeback and possibly win the encounter at Alte Foersterei.

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This is however a perfect response from the forward who was snubbed by Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr in his 27-man squad for Liberia and Cape Verde World Cup qualifiers next month.

Awoniyi has now scored five goals and two assists in six games across competitions so far this campaign with many more expected from him as the season progresses.

Nigerian star Awoniyi scored twice in Union Berlin's win over KuPS earlier reported that Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi inspired Union Berlin to a 4-0 win over KuPS in their Europa Conference League playoffs at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium.

The 24-year-old who recently joined the German League outfit from Liverpool scored twice and assisted one other goal in the first leg of their meeting in Finland.

It took the former youth international just seven minutes to find the back of the net and he completed his brace one minute after the half-hour mark.