Taiwo Awoniyi excited after Gent clinch Europa League playoff spot

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The Nigeria youth international scored one of the goals that helped the Buffalos progress in the second tier top European competition

Taiwo Awoniyi is delighted after Gent brushed aside Jagiellonia Bialystok to secure a Europa League playoff spot on Thursday evening.

The forward gave Yves Vanderhaeghe’s men an early lead in the game as they defeated the Polish side 3-1 to qualify for the next stage of the European competition qualifiers on 4-1 aggregate.

The 21-year-old who joined the Buffalos on loan in the summer after signing a long-term contract with Premier League side Liverpool is hopeful that the Ghelamco Arena outfit can nick a place in the group stage of the tournament.

“Two more steps closer, Europa league qualification,” Awoniyi posted on Instagram.

“Countless time have failed him but is mercy endureth forever.”

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Awoniyi will be looking to continue the form when Gent trade tackles with Bordeaux in the first leg playoff tie on August 22.

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