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WCQ: Taiwo Awoniyi replaces injured Terem Moffi for Super Eagles games

Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi was on parade for his Club Union Berlin against Bayer Leverkusen in the German Bundesliga encounter on Friday.

Union Berlin’s Taiwo Awoniyi has been called up as a replacement for Lorient forward Terem Moffi for Nigeria’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against the Central African Republic.

Moffi was named as a replacement for Everton winger Alex Iwobi on Friday.

The forward however sustained an injury in Lorient’s 1-1 draw against Clermont on Sunday and has now been ruled out of the double-header.

The Nigeria Football Federation announced on Sunday night that Awoniyi will take the place of the 21-year-old.

Awoniyi has scored five goals in seven league appearances for Union Berlin this season.

The Super Eagles will take on CAR at the Teslim Balogun Stadium Lagos on October 7 before facing the same opponent three days later in Douala.

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