1FC Union Berlin of Germany striker, Taiwo Awoniyi has gained special attention from his club’s media unit, which reeled out superlative words in his favour after the former youth international netted yet another goal for the German Bundesliga club, megasportsarena.com reports.
Awoniyi was tagged ‘Berlin Hero’ after the UAE 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup gold medalist got one of the sizzlers that helped his side beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1, with his sublime effort on the evening turning out to be his fourth goal of the season.
The citation for Awoniyi, who is on loan from Liverpool of England, noted the route through which the youngster passed before reaching Europe, where he has previously played for SV Frankfurt and SV Mainz of Germany, NEC Nijmegen of Holland as well as Royal Mouscron and KAA Gent of Belgium, but is now making waves with Union Berlin.
The citation came after 23-year-old Awoniyi took his tally to four goals in 11 matches of the German top-flight league and the Imperial Football Academy of Odoogbolu, Ogun State, who has spent six loan spells since first signing for Liverpool in 2015, headed home from close range to break the deadlock in the 56th minute.
Awoniyi is holding his own pretty well, even as his side grapple with a myriad of problems in attack, such that the media team would gleefully note his efforts in their most recent match, after which they posted on social media: “Hey @taiwoawoniyi18!.
“We are so proud of you tonight. Three amazing performances when we have injuries in that position. What a hero! From Imperial Academy (Nigeria) to Union.”
A related post via @FootballKuli hinted at he possibility of the youthful former youth international soon getting a senior national cap, with a hint that read: “Soon to be @NGSuperEagles striker … Man on fire Fire @taiwoawoniyi18 …Folded handsFolded hands.”