Awoniyi: Gent’s Unstable Environment Affected Me


Royal Excel Mouscron of Belgium’s in-form striker, Taiwo Awoniyi has confessed that he found the going tough in the first half of the season, while on loan at KAA Gent, but says it was simply because the fellow-Belgian league side’s environment was very unstable.


Awoniyi recounts that he ended up staying mostly on Gent’s bench all through the first half of the season, mostly due to the influx of new players and a continues change of coaching personal.

While can report that Awoniyi has since hit off a rich vein of goals scoring form, since returning to Mouscron, where he also excelled all through last season, before joining Gent in the summer, the striker admits he is making waves because he is enjoying a calm camp.

Awoniyi had to be recalled from Gent by his parent club, Liverpool of England, in the January transfer window then loaned to Mouscron, for which he has now scored six goals in seven games.

He has now cast a deep look back at his days with Gent, which has a long tradition of successful Nigerian players in their squad, and stressed that he could not shine in the team because they did not let him concentrate.


Awoniyi recalled: ”It’s true that I could have made the difference, I did not do it, but the club as a whole was not in the best of situations.
“There were a lot of new players, we did not win matches, one coach was fired, another replaced him.
“(The new coach came) with a new philosophy, a new style, of which I was not really part of it, I went in sometimes five, 10 or 20 minutes.
”I did everything to succeed. I can get up and tell whoever I want, I must also be honest with myself, did my best but did not succeed.”


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