Nigeria's Awoniyi relishes chance to play in Bundesliga

Nigeria's Awoniyi relishes chance to play in Bundesliga
Taiwo Awoniyi (R)

by Staff Reporter

Thursday Aug 08, 2019. 15:00

Liverpool FC loanee Taiwo Awoniyi is looking forward to playing for German Bundesliga outfit FSV Mainz 05.


The 21-year-old striker is expected to start training with his new teammates for the first time on Thursday afternoon.


Awoniyi spent the second round of last season on loan with Belgian side Royal Excel Mouscron from English giants Liverpool.


The Nigeria Under-23 international scored seven goals in nine Pro League matches.


Awoniyi lauded the Bundesliga as one of the top leagues in Europe.


“I am looking forward to my time at Mainz 05,” Awoniyi said.


“The talks with those in charge were very good and I received a very warm welcome from everyone here.


“The Bundesliga is one of the top European leagues and I am grateful that I am to prove myself here.”


Awoniyi has joined Cameroonian midfielder Pierre Kunde Malong at Mainz.






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