Photo: Taiwo Awoniyi celebrates with Flying Eagles after winning the Glo Super 4 in Abuja on Sunday –
Flying Eagles striker Taiwo Awoniyi was been voted the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the pre-season invitational tournament Glo Super 4 in Abuja on Sunday. The award carries a prize money of N200,000.
Awoniyi, who has a pre-contract with Swedish club Kalmar, scored two goals for the Flying Eagles and his all-round play was exceptional.
He is expected to sign a professional contract with the Swedish club in August, when he turns 18.
He featured at the 2013 FIFA U17 World Cup, which Nigeria won in style.
The Nigeria U-20, who are preparing for the 2015 African Youth Championship in Senegal in March, won the six-team tournament in style with 13 points from five matches.
They won the competition with a round of games to spare, scored the highest number of goals (12) and were unbeaten throughout the tournament.
Kano Pillars new signing and Nigeria ‘B’ international Christian Obiozor finished as top scorer of the Super 4 with four goals.