Awoniyi Replaces Injured Moffi For Super Eagles’ World Cup Qualifiers

Union Berlin’s Taiwo Awoniyi has been called up as a replacement for Lorient forward Terem Moffi for Nigeria’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Central African Republic, Completesports reports.

Moffi was named as replacement for Everton winger Alex Iwobi on Friday.

The forward however sustained an injury in Lorient’s 1-1 draw against Clermont on Sunday and has now been ruled out of the double-header.

The Nigeria Football Federation announced on Sunday night that Awoniyi will take the place of the 21-year-old.

Awoniyi has scored five goals in seven league appearances for Union Berlin this season.

The Super Eagles will take on CAR at the Teslim Balogun Stadium Lagos on October 7 before facing same opponent three days later in Douala.

Sports Staff

Posted Oct 4th, 2021


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