Nottingham Forest striker, Taiwo Awoniyi, has shared the testimony of how his club escaped relegation from the Premier League this season.
Awoniyi grabbed the winner in a 1-0 victory over Arsenal, a result which sealed the Tricky Trees’ safety in the English top-flight.
The Nigerian forward also scored in Forest’s 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace in the final game of the season to ensure that the club finished safely in 16th position on the league table.
A video making the rounds on the internet, captured the moment the striker testified at Koinonia Ministry, Nigeria, expressing gratitude to God over the survival of his team in the top-flight.
He said, “My name is Awoniyi Taiwo. I just want to give God the glory and thank our Daddy (Joshua Selman) for the privilege he has given to everyone of us here.
“I moved to England with my family. The beginning was really tough. I had no idea what was going on. My wife said to me, ‘you don’t play the way you used to do anymore.’ And that was true.
“So, on May 7, I think, Daddy was preaching about the ways of God. The first statement that I heard was that ‘everyone should return to the pattern that they used to praise God.’ That Monday, we had a game in the night, I was on my knees from 6a.m. 12noon. That night, that was the easiest game that I have played in my life. And I scored twice.
“My club, which was really struggling for relegation, moved from that zone and stayed in the league. I just want to give all the glory to God.”