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Awoniyi Delighted To Score First Goal For Mainz

Awoniyi  Delighted  To Score First Goal For Mainz

Nigeria forward Taiwo Awoniyi is thrilled to score his first goal for FSV Mainz following Sunday’s 2-2 away draw at Cologne, reports Completesports.com.

The hosts, who paraded Nigeria defender Kingsley Ehizibue in the entertaining encounter, went 2-0 up courtesy of goals from Mark Uth and Florian Kainz.

Awoniyi came off the bench in the 56th minute for his seventh league appearance of the campaign.

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He reduced the deficit five minutes later , slotting the ball home following a cutback by Ridle Baku.

Cameroon midfielder Pierre Kunde restored parity for the visitors in the 72nd minute.

“I’m really happy about scoring my first goal for Mainz. We came back very well as a team today and fought our way back into the match,” Awoniyi told reporters after the game.

Mainz will host Hoffeinham in their next league game on Saturday.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Ako Amadi 2 years ago

    Really delighted for Awoniyi One day he might get a call up

    • greenturf 2 years ago

      One day it could happen if he carries on shooting right.He has to show consistency in a department loaded with in form players in the super eagles.

  • Chairmanfemi 2 years ago

    Followed the game from Start to Finish. Sadly the two Nigrians I wanted to watch started from the Bench but I never knew I was yet to see something interesting in the second half.

    The moment Awoniyi came on, he changed the game for Mainz. He revived the Seemingly dead attack. Brought spark to the Attack line and the Cologne defenders became restless all through. He equalized with a smart touch and wnet on to sadly miss two chances. First, he slipoed. Secondly, it was a poor first touch. But all round, he did well. Hopefully, he continues with this form so he can sign for a good club afterwards cuz Mainz are ready to cut off his loan deal.

    As for 1.Koln Right back, Rugged EHIZIBUE. He came on for the last 10 minutes of action and the moment he came on, I knew it was Game over for Mainz Robin Quaison and Awoniyi threatening there attack. And he did just that. He helped Cologne attack surging forward.

    It was a good match overall. Fair match for me because the two Nigerians later played and Awoniyi scored his first goal for Mainz – made my day