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Lawal Rates Awoniyi Very High

Waiu Lawal Sings The Praises Of Taiwo Awoniyi

By SL10 - Apr 15, 2015 02:01 PM

Kogi United's goalkeeper coach, Wasiu Lawal, has rated rave-of-the-moment Taiwo Awoniyi very highly.

His comments came after the 17-year-old forward put up an impressive performance for the Dream Team in their game against Zambia U23 on Sunday afternoon at the National Heroes Stadium.

''He (Taiwo Awoniyi) is a very wonderful striker,” the coach told

To me, I will give him all the credit for Nigeria’s qualification to the All Africa Games although the whole team did a very good job. But he stands tall. He netted two goals.

''He scored the first goal and grabbed the match winner when the pressure was so much. To me, he was my man of the match.''

Nigeria beat Zambia 2-1 on aggregate to qualify for the 11th AAG scheduled to take place in Congo Brazzaville from September 3rd to 18th this year.


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