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Awoniyi ruled out of Super Eagles vs Zimbabwe clash over injury


Nottingham Forest forward, Taiwo Awoniyi will miss Nigeria’s 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Zimbabwe with a groin injury.

Awoniyi sustained the injury in the Super Eagles’ 1-1 draw against Lesotho on Thursday night in Uyo.

The 26-year-old was replaced by OGC Nice star, Terem Moffi a minute before the hour mark.

The former Liverpool player has left the Super Eagles Four Points Hotel base in Uyo and is heading back to his club for further assessment of the injury.

It would be recalled that Awoniyi recently returned to action after picking a groin injury in Nottingham Forest’s Premier League clash against Crystal Palace in September.

Super Eagles head coach, Jose Peseiro has enough cover to make up for his absence with the likes of Victor Boniface, Moffi and Umar Sadiq at his disposal.

The three-time African will face the Warriors at the Huye Stadium, Butare on Sunday.

The encounter will kick off at 2pm Nigeria time.

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