Awoniyi Insists On Flying Eagles Glory

Awoniyi Insists On Flying Eagles Glory

The official Man of the match for Sunday’s AYC clash between Nigeria and Senegal Taiwo Awoniyi has said personal glory will have to take a back seat for the country to triumph at the tournament.

Awoniyi, 17, scored two quick goals as Nigeria brushed aside hosts Senegal 3-1 to open their AYC campaign on an assuring note.

“Top scorer of the tournament? No, we are a team and we are here to win for Nigeria,” said the player of Imperial Football Academy.

“We give glory to God and we will keep working hard to achieve our targets.”

Meanwhile, Flying Eagles stars Ifeanyi Matthew and goalkeeper Dele Alampasu were two of the players tested for drugs after Sunday’s match.

Senegal players tested were goalkeeper Seydou Sy and Sidy Sarr, who scored his team’s goal against Nigeria.