Super Eagles Suffer Blow as Taiwo Awoniyi Withdraws Due to Groin Injury

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Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi’s international stint has been cut short due to a recurring groin issue, adding to the injury challenges faced by the Super Eagles., MySportDab Reports.

Awoniyi, who stepped into the shoes of the sidelined Victor Osimhen, featured for Jose Peseiro’s squad in the recent match against Lesotho but has now been compelled to withdraw from the national team ahead of the upcoming clash against the Warriors.

The withdrawal of Awoniyi provides Portuguese tactician Peseiro with an added layer of selection complexity as he strategizes for the crucial encounter.

The striker’s recurring groin problem is not only a concern for the Super Eagles but also raises alarms for his club, Nottingham Forest, considering his recent return from a similar injury.

With four goals and two assists to his credit in the current season for Steve Cooper’s side, Awoniyi’s absence is a setback for both Nigeria and Nottingham Forest.

The statement released on the Super Eagles’ official page on X (formerly Twitter) revealed that Awoniyi will return to England for comprehensive medical care, indicating the severity of his discomfort.

The official statement reads, “Taiwo Awoniyi has departed for his base due to discomfort in the groin and will return to England tonight following consultations between his club’s medical staff and the Super Eagles’ medical team.”

This departure casts uncertainty over Awoniyi’s availability for the impending critical clash against Zimbabwe and raises questions about his readiness for upcoming English Premier League fixtures with Nottingham Forest.

Nottingham Forest awaits updates on Awoniyi’s condition, hoping for a swift recovery to bolster their attacking options and for Nigeria’s Super Eagles to navigate their qualification journey with resilience despite the growing injury concerns.

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