Union Berlin director of football Oliver Ruhnertt has expressed his dissatisfaction following Nigeria’s invitation of Taiwo Awoniyi to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
This season, Awoniyi has 14 goals and three assists in 27 games for Union Berlin in all competitions.
And Ruhnertt is adamant that the club would struggle to survive without him at the AFCON.
“When we sign a player like Taiwo Awoniyi, you have to respect the fact that there is an Africa Cup in January,” Ruhnert said.
“With his performances, he got the Nigerian national team noticed and nominated him. That’s, for now, a positive effect.
“Nonetheless, we miss him, that annoys us, that is not good for us, because we will miss him in January.”