— F/Eagles striker trains with National U-20 team
Swedish club Kalmar have released striker Taiwo Awoniyi for the 2015 African Youth Championship (AYC) billed to hold in Senegal.
Awoniyi is one of nine foreign-based professionals called up by Nigeria’s Flying Eagles for the AYC, which kicks off on March 8 in Dakar.
The Nigeria junior international has since joined the Flying Eagles, who resumed training camp in Kaduna at the weekend.
The other foreign-based professional already with the Flying Eagles is skipper Musa Muhammed.
Flying Eagles team secretary, Auwal Aliyu Ibrahim, further disclosed he has also been in constant contact with English Premier League champions Manchester City over the release of Kelechi Iheanacho and Chidiebere Nwakali.
The other overseas stars invited by the Nigeria U20 team are Isaac Success, Musa Yahaya, Moses Simon, Kingsley Madu and Chidera Eze.