The Super Eagles star previously withdrew from the Super Eagles squad during the 2026 World Cup qualification tie
Nottingham Forest forward, Taiwo Awoniyi, who was sidelined due to a groin issue, has been spotted hitting the grass, Soccernet.ng reports.
The Nigerian forward withdrew from the Super Eagles squad during the World Cup qualifiers and faced concerns at City Ground due to a recent injury setback.
Missing key matches for Steve Cooper’s side heightened worries among Nigerian football supporters ahead of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.
However, a video showing Awoniyi training on the field indicates his readiness for a comeback, aligning with Nottingham’s busy schedule and Nigeria’s AFCON campaign.
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While there’s no precise return update from his coach, Steve Cooper, the video reassures that Awoniyi might make a swift return to the country and club team ahead of the right fixtures.
As Nigeria gears up for a preparatory tournament in Saudi Arabia before heading to the 2023 AFCON in Cote d’Ivoire, Awoniyi’s potential return serves as a significant boost, especially with the recent injury setback faced by Terem Moffi.
However, if he returns fully from the injury, the former Union Berlin man could play a crucial role for Jose Peseiro’s squad ahead of the campaign.