Taiwo's trademark Bible-verse shirt

Taiwo's trademark Bible-verse shirt

Footballer Taiwo Awoniyi used scoring a goal to give God the glory – revealing a Christian T-shirt message in what’s becoming a trademark celebration.

The Premier League striker scored the first goal for Nottingham Forest in their 2-0 win over West Ham.

Amid jubilant scenes at Forest’s City Ground, the Nigerian frontman took off his shirt to reveal: “In all darkness of time you became the light. Yeshua Glory is lifted highest.”

There was also a reference to Ecclesiastes 12:13, which the NIV Bible translates as, “Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind.”

Previously, while on loan at Mouscron, his after-goal T-shirt showing the same verse prompted a Belgian Football Association warning.

A goal for Nigeria earlier this season led to Awoniyi removing his special ‘Cross’ shinpads for the cameras.

The 26-year-old broke Forest legend Stan Collymore’s six-game scoring sequence for the club this season. The £17 million signing netted at Old Trafford against Manchester United to beat Collymore’s record, and gives God the glory for all his success.


Read the whole story in the June 2024 issue of New Life Newspaper.

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