Eagles Struggling: 5 Relegation-Haunted Nigeria Internationals


Complete Sports’ SULAIMON ALAO takes a look at five Nigeria’s Super Eagles’ players who are fighting to avoid the drop with their respective clubs in three of Europe’s top five leagues.

The football season has restarted in Germany and the LaLiga will stage a return today while the Premier League is slated to restart next week after the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic disrupted the season.

Taiwo AWONIYI (Mainz O5, Bundesliga)

Former Nigeria junior international, Awoniyi and his club Mainz O5 are sitting precariously on the edge of relegation zone in the German Bundesliga.

Awoniyi who is featuring in his first season in the Bundesliga has not been able to break into the first team and has managed just 455 minutes of gametime, scoring 1 goal in 11 appearances mostly as substitute.

The 22-year old striker is yet to replicate his last season’s form while with Royal Excel Mouscron in Belgium where he netted seven goals in 7 games at Mainz even though it was…

Source: Complete Sports