May 28, 2024

Taiwo Awoniyi has opted out of national team duty with Nigeria due to a groin problem, as confirmed by the Nigerian FA.

This development raises significant concerns for Nottingham Forest, given that the striker recently recovered from a similar injury. Awoniyi, who has contributed four goals and two assists to Steve Cooper’s team this season, may now be confronted with another period of absence from the pitch.

The 26-year-old, experiencing groin pain, has returned to England following discussions between his club’s medical staff and the Super Eagles’ medical team, as stated in a Nigerian FA announcement on X (formerly Twitter).


The report indicates that Awoniyi sustained the groin injury during Nigeria’s World Cup qualifier against Lesotho. Nottingham Forest faces an apprehensive wait regarding Awoniyi’s fitness leading up to their upcoming Premier League match against Brighton on Saturday, November 25, followed by another home game against Everton a week later.

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