Victor Osimhen goal vs Genoa

Victor Osimhen scores his 14th league goal of the season.

Victor Osimhen goal vs Genoa

Victor Osimhen opens the scoring for Napoli in their Italian Serie A matchday 37 encounter against Genoa.

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Taiwo Awoniyi goals vs VFL Bochum

Taiwo Awoniyi scores the winner for Union Berlin in their dramatic 3-2 German Bundesliga victory over VFL Bochum.

Taiwo Awoniyi goals vs VFL Bochum

Taiwo Awoniyi scores the winner for Union Berlin in their dramatic 3-2 German Bundesliga victory over VFL Bochum.

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Leicester City join race for €25million rated Taiwo Awoniyi

Leicester City join race for €25million Taiwo Awoniyi is having his greatest season as a professional to date, scoring eighteen goals in all competitions, which is a career high.

The Hammers and newly promoted side, Fulham have been previously linked with the 2013 FIFA U17 World Cup winner.

According to Sports Witness who cited Sport Bild, the Foxes are interested in signing Taiwo Awoniyi when the summer transfer window opens.

Awoniyi is having his greatest season as a professional to date, scoring eighteen goals in all competitions, which is a career high.

Due to his experience in Liverpool, the 24-year-old would have little trouble adjusting to life in the East Midlands.

Prior to his senior debut in October 2021, he was an U17 and U20 teammate of Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi.

The Ilorin born forward has a financial value of €15million but will be available for €25million. 

Although Leicester City may miss out on continental football next season, it’s reported that the Nigerian is willing to let go of Europa League football for the Premier League. 

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Stephen Odey identified as Taiwo Awoniyi’s potential successor at Union Berlin

Awoniyi has been tipped to leave in the summer transfer window after having an excellent season which has seen him net eighteen goals in all competitions.

German Bundesliga side, Union Berlin have identified Stephen Odey, a Nigerian international, as a possible successor for Taiwo Awoniyi.

Awoniyi has been tipped to leave in the summer transfer window after having an excellent season which has seen him net eighteen goals in all competitions.

Anthony Ujah, another Nigerian international striker on Union Berlin’s books, has two months left on his contract, and it seems doubtful that it will be renewed.

Taiwo Awoniyi of 1. FC Union Berlin looks on during the DFB Cup semi final match between RB Leipzig and 1. FC Union Berlin at Red Bull Arena 

Union Berlin have already begun their search for Awoniyi’s successor and have identified Odey as a possible transfer target. AllNigeriaSoccer reported. 

The former NPFL youngster will however not go for a very cheap valuation, with Randers hoping to get 4.5 million euros for him (approximately N2b in Nigerian currency).

Odey has made 29 appearances in all competitions since joining Randers last summer, scoring 13 goals and providing two assists in that time.

The East Jutland club has a deal with the 24-year-old until June 30, 2024.

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Taiwo Awoniyi makes Bundesliga history with Union Berlin

Taiwo Awoniyi’s goal makes him the first FC Union Berlin player ever to score 13 goals in the German Bundesliga.

Taiwo Awoniyi makes Bundesliga history with Union Berlin

Taiwo Awoniyi scored his 13th goal in 27 games this season and was a continuous thorn in the Frankfurt defence’s flesh. The goal makes him the first FC Union Berlin player ever to score 13 goals in the German Bundesliga.

After a fight with Frankfurt captain Hinteregger, Awoniyi outmuscled Ndicka and hammered home the game’s first goal.

Grischa Promel scored the game’s second goal just four minutes later, shocking the Frankfurt fans.

The second half failed to match the first, although Union maintained their lead and control of the game.

Awoniyi was replaced by Sven Michel in the 81st minute, after assisting his club with another three crucial points in their quest for Europe next season.

Union are now in sixth place in the Bundesliga, four points behind fifth-placed Freiburg.

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Taiwo Awoniyi goal vs Frankfurt

Taiwo Awoniyi scores his thirteenth German Bundesliga goal of the season for FC Union Berlin.

Taiwo Awoniyi goal vs Frankfurt

Taiwo Awoniyi scores his thirteenth German Bundesliga goal of the season in FC Union Berlin’s matchday 30 fixture against Eintracht Frankfurt.

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Taiwo Awoniyi becomes Union Berlin’s all-time leading Bundesliga goalscorer

With 17 Bundesliga goals, Awoniyi surpasses Max Kruse as Union Berlin’s all-time leading goal scorer in Germany’s top flight.

Taiwo Awoniyi becomes Union Berlin’s all-time leading Bundesliga goalscorer in win over Cologne

With 17 Bundesliga goals, Awoniyi surpasses Max Kruse as Union Berlin’s all-time leading goal scorer in Germany’s top flight.

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Die Eisernen continue to enjoy outstanding performances from the Super Eagles striker. He scored the game-winning goal for Union Berlin in a 1-0 victory over Cologne.

Awoniyi was left out of Nigeria’s roster for the match against Ghana but didn’t let it weight him down as he led his club side to victory.

Union Berlin welcomed Cologne to the Stadion An der Alten Försterei yesterday. Having lost only one of their previous five games, Cologne were in seventh place, two points ahead of eight placed Union Berlin on the Bundesliga table.

In the first half, Cologne was limited to just five attempts on goal, all of which were unsuccessful, as the first half concluded in a goalless draw.

Urs Fischer’s men boasts one of the best defenses in Germany’s top level.

The breakthrough for Union Berlin came in the second half, when Awoniyi was rewarded for his tenacity. He capitalized on a sloppy ball from Cologne defender, Jonas Hector, to score from close range.

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Union held on for the 1-0 victory in the last minutes of the game. With the win, they move up to seventh place, three points shy of a Europa Conference League spot.

The Nigerian is also tied with Sebastian Andersson’s club record of 12 goals in a season set in 2019/20.

English Premier League clubs, Newcastle United, West Ham United, Southampton and returnees Fulham are reportedly interested in signing the 24-year old.

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Premier league clubs ready to go all out for Taiwo Awoniyi

English Premier League clubs, Newcastle United and West Ham United are both interested in signing Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi according to OJBSPORTS.

Premier league clubs ready to go all out for former Liverpool forward

English Premier League clubs, Newcastle United and West Ham United are both interested in signing Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi according to OJBSPORTS.

This season, the former Liverpool forward has 16 goals and 4 assists in all competitions for Union Berlin.

In the 2018/2019 season, while on loan at KAA Gent in Belgium, he scored 14 goals in 38 games. That remains his best ever tally in Europe.

Union Berlin’s coach, said last year that bigger clubs often come knocking on their door in search of the 24-year-old.

“It’s normal in football that when you begin to make a name for yourself, bigger teams will come knocking at the door.

“I am very happy for the players when they can get to the next level, but it also doesn’t help me as a coach when good players leaves but that’s sadly football.”, Fischer Urs said.

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Premier League hopefuls, Fulham and Southampton are also reportedly keeping a close eye on the 2013 FIFA U17 World Cup winner.

Union Berlin will play in-form Köln later today. Awoniyi will be aiming for his 12th league goal of the season.

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Eagles Abroad: Matchday Review (March 5, 2022)

We tracked 95 matches which could potentially feature Nigerian players across 23 different leagues on an exciting Saturday of action. Here are some of the top stories.

Nigerians In Europe Saturday Review

We tracked 95 matches which could potentially feature Nigerian players across 23 different leagues on an exciting Saturday of action. Here are some of the top stories.

Cyriel Kolawole Dessers (Feyenoord Rotterdam – Dutch Eredivisie)

The Nigerian played the role of a super sub as he came off the bench to rescue a point for Feyenoord in their 1-1 draw against Groningen.

 The Rotterdam based side trailed by a goal courtesy of Leeuw up until Dessers came off the bench in the 56th minute to score a 71st minute equaliser.

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Semilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion – EFL Championship)

Semi Ajayi put in a good shift in defence for the Baggies as they ended a three-match losing run with a 2-0 win against Hull City.

The Hale End Academy product was in a three-man defence that had Mathew Clarke and Kyle Bartley.

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Simy Nwankwo (Parma Calcio – Serie B)

Nigerian forward, Simy Nwankwo made it back to back assists in Parma’s 1-1 draw with Reggina at the Stadio Ennio Tardini in Parma.

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The lanky striker released the final ball for Juan Brunetta to fire home the opener in the 20th minute but Elias Cobbaut’s 65th-minute own goal ensured both teams share the spoils.

Chiamaka Nnadozie (Paris FC – French Cup)

Paris FC and Super Falcons goalkeeper, Chiamaka Nnadozie was unfortunate to be on the losing side as her team was knocked out of the Coupe de France Feminine by Fleury 91 on penalties at the Stade Charléty.

Fleury’s Ewelina Kamczyk cancelled out Gaetane Thiney’s first-half opener for the home side. After the entire regulation time, both sides were tied at 1-1.

Nnadozie saved Julie Piga’s spot-kick but it wasn’t enough to stop her side’s 4-3 loss on penalties. 

Celina OULD HOCINE of Paris Fc, Cynthia NNADOZIE of Paris Fc and Ewelina KAMCZYK of Fc Fleury during the Women's French Cup match between Paris FC and Fleury 91 on March 5, 2022 in Bondoufle, France. (Photo by Anthony Dibon/Icon Sport via Getty Images)
Celina OULD HOCINE of Paris Fc, Cynthia NNADOZIE of Paris Fc and Ewelina KAMCZYK of Fc Fleury during the Women’s French Cup match between Paris FC and Fleury 91 on March 5, 2022 in Bondoufle, France. (Photo by Anthony Dibon/Icon Sport via Getty Images)
Joe Aribo, Calvin Bassey, and Leon Balogun (Glasgow Rangers – Scottish Professional Football League)

The Nigerian trio played massive roles in Rangers’ narrow 1-0 win over Aberdeen at the Ibrox Stadium.

Joe Aribo was impressive in the centre attacking midfield position, creating three chances for his side in the 90 minutes.

Calvin Bassey had a quiet night at centre back, only making two tackles and winning four out of nine duels.

Leon Balogun played 31 minutes, making 2 interceptions and one clearance.

Taiwo Awoniyi (FC Union Berlin)

Taiwo Awoniyi was on the wrong side of the scoresheet, scoring an own goal in FC Union Berlin’s 1-0 German Bundesliga defeat at Wolfsburg.

05 March 2022, Lower Saxony, Wolfsburg: Soccer: Bundesliga, VfL Wolfsburg - 1. FC Union Berlin, Matchday 25, Volkswagen Arena. Wolfsburg's John Anthony Brooks (center) plays against Berlin's Taiwo Awoniyi (left). Photo: Swen Pförtner/dpa - IMPORTANT NOTE: In accordance with the requirements of the DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga and the DFB Deutscher Fußball-Bund, it is prohibited to use or have used photographs taken in the stadium and/or of the match in the form of sequence pictures and/or video-like photo series. (Photo by Swen Pförtner/picture alliance via Getty Images)
05 March 2022, Lower Saxony, Wolfsburg: Soccer: Bundesliga, VfL Wolfsburg – 1. FC Union Berlin, Matchday 25, Volkswagen Arena. Wolfsburg’s John Anthony Brooks (center) plays against Berlin’s Taiwo Awoniyi (left). Photo: Swen Pförtner/dpa – IMPORTANT NOTE: In accordance with the requirements of the DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga and the DFB Deutscher Fußball-Bund, it is prohibited to use or have used photographs taken in the stadium and/or of the match in the form of sequence pictures and/or video-like photo series. (Photo by Swen Pförtner/picture alliance via Getty Images)

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Awoniyi, Tolu and Musa all score as Nigerian stars shine in Europe

Awoniyi, Tolu and Musa all score as Nigerian stars shine in Europe. Read our matchday report from Saturday February 26.

Awoniyi, Tolu and Musa all score as Nigerian stars shine in Europe
Taiwo Awoniyi (FC Union Berlin-German Bundesliga)

In a 3-1 home victory over Mainz 05 on Saturday afternoon, Super Eagles striker Taiwo Awoniyi scored his first Bundesliga goal of 2022 and helped Union Berlin end a three-match losing run.

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For weeks, Awo had been without a goal in the Bundesliga, having not scored for Urs Fischer’s men since scoring in a 2-1 defeat against RB Leipzig on December 3rd, a span of 444 minutes.

Ahmed Musa (Fatih Karagumruk SK- Turkish Super Lig)

Fatih Karagumruk came from behind to beat Istanbul Basaksehir 2-1 away from home, with Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa scoring the winning goal.

Since joining the Turkish club in July, the Nigerian international has scored twice in the league.

Simy Nwankwo (FC Parma – Italian Serie B)

The Nigerian forward started and assisted Parma’s opening goal, off the boot of Gennaro Tutino in their 4-0 Italian Serie B victory over Spal.

Since joining Parma from Salernitana in January, Simy Nwankwo has scored once in six appearances.

Chiamaka Nnadozie (Paris FC – D1 Arkema)

The Nigerian goalie was in fine form as Paris FC won 5-2 away at Guingamp in the French D1 Arkema, on Saturday.

Sally Julini scored from the penalty spot in the 42nd minute at the Stade Centre Formation EAG 1 in Pabu, despite the 21-year-old shot stopper’s efforts. 

However, that goal came after Corboz, Ribadeira, Mateo, and Hocine had put the visitors in command with a four-goal cushion.

Tolu Arokodare (Amiens SC – French Ligue 2)

Tolu Arokodare, a former Golden Eaglets invitee, scored two goals for his French employers this weekend.

The goals came in the 68th and 84th minutes, respectively as Amiens defeated Nimes 3-0 in the French Ligue 2.

His brace brings his league total to seven goals in 22 games so far this season.

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