Union Berlin striker Awoniyi set for Nigeria senior debut

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Union Berlin striker Taiwo Awoniyi has been rewarded for his fine start to the Bundesliga season with a first call up to the Nigeria senior squad for a World Cup qualifying double-header against the Central African Republic. The 24-year-old Awoniyi has been capped at youth level for Nigeria and was added to their squad for the matches at home in Lagos on Thursday and away in Bangui on Sunday. Awoniyi scored twice in Saturday’s 2-1 win at Mainz and is Union’s top scorer this season with five goals. On Monday Union also said Julian Ryerson had been added to Norway’s squad for qualifiers away to …

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