- Taiwo Awoniyi who plays for Union Berlin in Germany is not among the Super Eagles players called for the ties against Liberia and Cape Verde
- The former Liverpool star has been in awesome form this season for Union Berlin netting five goals so far this term
- Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr stated that he did not call Taiwo Awoniyi because he already has four striking options
Gernot Rohr who is the Super Eagles coach has finally explained the reason that made him not invite Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi for the country's next two games in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
Nigeria who are three-time African champions will first face Liberia at the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Friday evening, August 3, before travelling to tackle Cape Verde fours days later.
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Taiwo Awoniyi has so far this season been in stunning form for German Bundesliga side Union Berlin where he has scored five goals in his last five games.
However, Gernot Rohr snubbed him from the list of invited players he submitted to the Nigerian Football Federation for these two international games.
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Gernot Rohr's reaction
“We can only bring three centre forwards, we have already Victor Osimhen, we have Paul Onuachu, we have Terem Moffi and we even have Kelechi Iheanacho.
“So which one do you want me to bring out to put in Awoniyi?”
Speaking with Legit.ng on the development, Taiwo Awoniyi made it clear that he is sad about not being called for the two games against Liberia and Cape Verde stressing that he will continue to work hard.
Taiwo Awoniyi's reaction
''I am not worried about not being called to the Super Eagles now because there are many games ahead for Nigeria to play and I will get my chance when God wants it.
''My football career is not in the hands of anybody, but with God who has been opening ways for me where I never thought of. I wish the Super Eagles best of luck in the two games.''
Taiwo Awoniyi thanks Apostle Joshua Selman for spiritual help
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Taiwo Awoniyi who is a Nigerian footballer currently playing for German Bundesliga side Union Berlin named Apostle Joshua Selman as the man behind his recent goal prowess.
The former Liverpool striker has been superb so far this season for Union Berlin netting five goals in five matches which is an incredible achievement for the Nigerian superstar.
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According to the post the Nigerian striker made available on his official social media page, Taiwo Awoniyi praised Apostle Selman for spiritual help.
Many Nigerian football followers have been hailing Taiwo Awoniyi for how he has been able to hit the ground running this season thereby encouraging him to continue with his best form.