Former Nigerian forward Jonathan Akpoborie has hailed the impact of Taiwo Awoniyi at English Premier League club Nottingham Forest.
Awoniyi made a goal-scoring start to the 2023/2024 Premier League season, coming off the bench to score as Nottingham Forest fell 2-1 to Arsenal at the Emirates on Saturday August 12.
In a chat with Complete Sports, Akpoborie expressed happiness over how well his compatriot has started the season, predicting he will go on to play a key role again for Steve Copper’s team.
“I am very happy that Awoniyi has started his campaign on a goal scoring note with Nottingham Forest.And scoring against Arsenal, also shows that he’s improving and will only get better, ” Akpoborie said.
“His goal will definitely play a key role again this season because he’s one striker that understand how to navigate his way in the Premier League.”
Awoniyi joined Forest from German Bundesliga Union Berlin last year and scored 10 goals to help the club retain top-flight status after a long relegation battle.