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2021 AFCON: Awoniyi Ready To Lead Super Eagles Attack

2021 AFCON: Awoniyi  Ready To Lead Super Eagles  Attack

Taiwo Awoniyi is prepared to lead Nigeria’s hunt for a fourth Africa Cup of Nations title in Cameroon, reports Completesports.com.

Awoniyi is favoured to lead Nigeria’s attack in the absence of Victor Osimhen and Odion Ighalo.

The Union Berlin of Germany striker says he is ready to take up the responsibility and be the team’s main man in Cameroon.

“My strength is the power I put into my game, the fighting spirit in me, the willingness like you can always go as far as you want to go,” Awoniyi told NFF TV.

“I think that is my own greatest strength as an individual and in terms of football terms.”

“I think my strength is helping my teammates, and when I do all those dirty jobs and all those things, that is when my own finishing aspect will come into play.”

Preparations for the competition have not been the best due to the failure of European clubs to release players on time.

Read Also: AFCON 2021: Missing Ighalo, Osimhen Big Blow For Eagles –Aghahowa

Awoniyi however believes the Super Eagles will do well in the competition.

“When it comes to football, you can’t just get on the pitch and believe that you’ll perform miracles,” Awoniyi stated.

“It’s all about what you have done before, and that is what will reciprocate in gameday.”

“But looking at the short moment and short time for most countries, I think everyone is aware of it already, and this is where our athleticism would come in.”

“As a player, this is when the experience, the maturity should set in from each individual this is my own belief as a person.”

“At the same time, there should be preparation, but now we know that the preparation is not there, but we still have little time to put things together, which is now, tomorrow and before the first game.”

“And I think it is still a little bit better than having nothing at all.”

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  • Four four two 2 years ago

    Awoyini seems to be a child of destiny. At the u17 world cup he wasn’t the first choice striker. It was Isaac success that was the name shaking the whole world.Unfortunately before the finals Isaac got injured and Awoyini who was the back up striker was called upon.He took the opportunity with both hands and wrote his name in the history books. He made everyone forget success till date.Same scenario has surfaced again. Osihmen is out injured and the onions now rest on Awoyini to score important goals for us. Can history repeat itself? Can Awoyini
    make us forget Osihmen? Time will tell.

    • Moses Inyang 2 years ago

      He may help but he definitely will not take over osimhen’s place in the team.osimhen is a far better striker than him

  • Walahu is too somehow

  • EniJee 2 years ago

    Awoniyi will have to do more than just lead the attack, he has to make us realise we are not a one man team. Victor Osimhen is easily our greatest striker in years but a country of over 200million people can easily replace him. It’s just funny how weeks ago we had an attack that could guarantee us at least 10 goals to become a team without a reliable striker

  • MOTION 2 years ago

    Awoniyi please do well for SE make nigerians proud.
    But I don’t want to forget my OSIGOALS

  • Awoniyi we now rely on your miracle.

  • Ugochukwu ubani 2 years ago

    But how are we sure Eguaveon will prefer Awoniyi to Sadiq Umar in the starting-eleven? Reports have been showcasing Umar to being more enterprising in their training camp. Anyway, tomorrow will tell.

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