U23 call-up Awoniyi denies injured News, off to Tunisia

Taiwo Awoniyi has rubbished a report by a section of the Nigerian press that he is injured and so will not be available for Wednesday’s U23 AFCON qualifier against Libya Sportsday revealed.

“I am not injured and will fly out to Tunisia tomorrow for the match against Libya,” he informed top officials of the Nigeria U23 team Sunday.

The local media suggested Awoniyi was forced out of his team’s last game at home against Saint Truiden in the 75th minute on account of injury.

The striker is on the 23-man squad named by coach Nigeria U23 coach Imama Amapakabo for the clash against Libya on Wednesday in Tunisia.

Awoniyi has already been listed by his Belgian club Royal Excel Mouscron for today’s final game of the regular season at champions Club Brugge.

The Liverpool loanee has scored seven goals and provided an assist in eight league appearances for Mouscron.

 Odey grabs 13th goal for FC Zurich, Osimhen, Frank Onyeka also on song

Stephen Odey fired his 13th goal in all competitions this season as FC Zurich beat Xamax 2-1, while Victor Osimhen, Frank Onyeka were also on target in Belgium and Denmark, respectively.

It was Odey’s eight league goal.

Osimhen netted his 12th goal in the Belgian league, but his club Sporting Charleroi still lost at home to AS Eupen.

The striker, who is on loan from Wolfsburg, drew Charleroi level on 44 minutes on the final day of the regular season in Belgium.

Onyeka scored for FC Midtjylland in the 59th minute in a 2-1 home win over Sonderjyske.

Midtjylland are now just a point behind leaders FC Copenhagen.

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