More Yekini Than Osimhen – Ex Super Eagles Star Salutes Awoniyi After His Goal Against Arsenal


Nottingham Forest survived relegation in the most dramatic fashion by beating English Premier League second placed team Arsenal 1-0. A win that also handed the title to Manchester City.

Nigeria international Taiwo Awoniyi got the only goal of the game , his third in a row and also his 9th goal of the season in his first season at the club following his summer move from German side Union Berlin.

Awoniyi has scored five goals in his last three games and former Nigeria Super Eagles star Celestine Babayaro says the lanky 25 year old has the traits of legendary Nigeria international forward Rashidi Yekini.


He said he is more in the mould of the all time top scorer for the senior national team of Nigeria than Napoli star Victor Osimhen, who has been largely compared to the former Africa footballer of the year.

” When I watch him play, it’s like Yekini in his prime. The way he comes alive in the box and fights for very ball. He uses his body very well and don’t need to get much involved before scoring. He is to me more like Yekini than Osimhen. Their style is so similar”, he told

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