Nigeria’s Awoniyi Dedicates Goals To God, Family

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Nigeria’s two-goal hero against Uruguay in the quarter final tie of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, Taiwo Awoniyi has dedicated his brace to members of his family as well as his grassroots’ coach.
Awoniyi who now has three goals in the championship, said he can never forget a certain coach Abdulrazak Olojo who discovered him at United Academy Football Club of Ilorin in Kwara State.
He said: “I’m very happy that I was able to score the goals today and
apart from my teammates and the coaching crew, these goals are for the members of my family.
“I can’t forget the coach who discovered me but my greatest gratitude
goes to God for this sweet victory against Uruguay today,” added
Awoniyi, who also has good words for his father: “My dad gave me the
opportunity right from the childhood to play football and I want to
thank him so much.”
Awoniyi, who stood in for the injured Success Isaac scored both goals in the tension soaked last eight cracker, which brought out the best in the Golden Eaglets.
Awoniyi netted Nigeria’s first goal in the 18th minute of the first half, while he finished up the match for the Golden Eaglets with another fantastic goal with less than ten minutes to full time.
The African favourites will now meet Sweden in the semi-final round, in a replay of their 3-3 Group F draw.


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