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Awoniyi on target in Berlin 3-1 victory over Mainz

Super Eagles ace Taiwo Awoniyi grabbed a 75th minute goal for Union Berlin on Saturday to help seal 3-1 victory over visiting Mainz at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei (Berlin).

The Nigeria international who was impressive for the Super Eagles at the recently concluded African Cup of Nations despite the team’s early exit from the tournament, was s late substitute in Saturday’s game after stepping in as replacement for teammate Voglsammer in the 67th minute.

It took highly mobile Awoniyi only eight minutes on the pitch to register his name on the score sheet.

Berlin had shot into the lead as early as the 7th minute extending the lead in the 56th minute before Awoniyi closed it up with a third goal.Mainz however had a consolation goal in the 8oth minute thanks to Dutchman Delano Burgzorg.

Awoniyi is among players being penciled down for the double header World cup qualifiers between Nigeria and Ghana next month.

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