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Awoniyi: Presidential Reward Will Inspire Me

Awoniyi: Presidential Reward Will Inspire Me

By Izuchukwu Okosi:

Flying Eagles striker Taiwo Awoniyi has vowed to bring more glory to Nigerian football following the national award he received on Monday from President Goodluck Jonathan.


The FIFA U-17 World Cup winner while speaking to Completesportsnigeria.com states that he is encouraged to do more for Nigeria after the recognition by the country’s number one citizen who honoured 313 outstanding Nigerians at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.

“I’m grateful to God for this award. To Him I dedicate this award. My family have been very supportive too, Awoniyi said on Tuesday.


Awoniyi further tells Completesportsnigeria.com that he ha no pressure to deliver in future competitions but rather is poised to work harder.

“There is no pressure at all because I was able to achieve this by the grace of God. I will work harder to bring more honour to this country.

The Kalmar FF of Sweden striker also has a word of advice for younger players coming through.

“Nothing less than they should believe that with God all things are possible. They should always remember that God helps those who help themselves which means that they should work harder in order to excel in their endeavours,” the pacy forward concluded.

Awoniyi alongside his then Golden Eaglets teammates and coaches were designated with the awards of the Members of the Order of Niger (MON).

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