Super Eagles Striker Makes Huge Statement Ahead of Nigeria’s AFCON Second Game Against Sudan

Super Eagles Striker Makes Huge Statement Ahead of Nigeria’s AFCON Second Game Against Sudan

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Taiwo Awoniyi has promised to put up a better performance in Nigeria’s second Group D game against Sudan at the 2021 AFCON
  • The Union Berlin forward was paired alongside Kelechi Iheanacho to lead the Super Eagles attack against Egypt in game one
  • Nigeria are currently top of Group D with 3 points and will be seeking to seal a second-round ticket with victory against Sudan

Super Eagles forward Taiwo Awoniyi has promised to improve on his performance when Nigeria tackles Sudan in their second Group D game on Saturday, January 15 in Garoua, Cameroon.

Super Eagles striker Taiwo Awoniyi in action
Super Eagles striker Taiwo Awoniyi in action on his AFCON debut. Photo by Daniel Beloumou Olomo
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Awoniyi was preferred in attack when the Super Eagles defeated the Pharaohs of Egypt 1-0 in the opening group game of the tournament starting alongside Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho and Nante’s Moses Simon.

The power forward could however not get on the scoresheet but was a menace for the Egyptian defence all through his stay on the pitch as the Pharaohs struggled with his physicality.

According to Complete Sports the Union Berlin forward is still expected to lead Nigeria’s attack again ahead of Sadiq Umar and Peter Olayinka for the game against Sudan on Saturday, January 15 with the former Liverpool striker promising to deliver better this time around.

“It’s just one game and things will get better. The most important thing is that we won and there will always be room for improvement,” he said after the team’s training on Wednesday.
“Now, the Egypt game is behind us and what we are thinking about now is how to beat Sudan. They are good side too and we must be at their our best against them.
“Personally, I will strive to do better than I did against Egypt.”

Nigeria currently tops Group D with 3 points after Sudan and Guinea-Bissau played out a goalless draw in their first game.

A win for the Super Eagles will seal qualification to the second round of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Panic as Important Super Eagles Star Set to Miss The AFCON Clash Against Sudan

Earlier Sportsbrief reported Chidozie Awaziem who is a Nigerian defender is now expected to miss the Super Eagles African Cup of Nations clash against Sudan this coming Saturday due to slight knock he picked.

The knock also ruled him out of the Super Eagles' first game against Egypt at the ongoing tournament in which Kelechi Iheanacho scored the winner for Nigeria.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..