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Awoniyi Storms the Street in Kwara To Train With Local Players As Video Breaks Internet
- Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi has traveled back to Kwara State after the end of the 2022/23 EPL season
- The former Liverpool forward has been seen training with some local players in the city of Ilorin
- Awoniyi scored 10 goals last season for Forest in the Premier League
Days after helping Nottingham Forest to escape relegation in the Premier League, Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi has been spotted training with local players in Ilorin which is the capital of Kwara State.
The former Liverpool player was brilliant for Forest last season netting 10 goals and winning the hearts of the club's fans who want him to stay for longer years.
Although the season did not start rosy for Awoniyi and his teammates, they fought hard toward the end of the term to escape the drop.
Awoniyi's goal against Arsenal actually was the one that save his club and also ended the Gunners' title hope which they lost to Man City.
When did Awoniyi train?
Awoniyi on Wednesday evening, June 7, went to the Sheikh Abdulkadri College Ilorin to train on a sandy pitch.
It was a good moment for the Premier League star as fans and well-wishers trooped out to watch him.
Watch the video below
Sports Brief spoke with Awoniyi who expressed happiness about having a successful debut season with Forest in the Premier League.
''It was very tough, but thanks to the Almighty that we were able to escape relegation, and thanks to all my fans here in Kwara for their love and prayers.
''I started my career on this school's pitch and I am happy to be training here again even though I have the plans to make it artificial.''
Awoniyi bags a UK degree
Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Nigerian international Taiwo Awoniyi completed his degree program at the Buckinghamshire New University, Wycombe, United Kingdom.
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According to close sources, the Nottingham Forest striker bagged a degree in Business Management.
Nigerian journalist Ojora Babatunde took to Twitter to celebrate the former Liverpool player.
Awoniyi bagged the degree a few days after his fellow in the Super Eagles and Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi also got done with his studies.