Chukwueze and Taiwo Awoniyi Paise Each Other's Accomplishments Following Remarkable Season

Chukwueze and Taiwo Awoniyi Paise Each Other's Accomplishments Following Remarkable Season

Ibitoye Shittu
June 13, 2023 at 12:51 PM
  • The Super Eagles of Nigeria will face Sierra Leone on Sunday, June 18, in a crucial AFCON qualifier
  • Jose Peseiro has invited 23 players for the encounter and camp is already open in Lagos
  • Taiwo Awoniyi and Samuel Chukwueze were seen having discussions in training

An adorable video has emerged on social media where Super Eagles duo, Samuel Chukwueze and Taiwo Awoniyi, were spotted chatting ahead of the clash against Sierra Leone.

The camp of the Super Eagles is currently in Lagos. The team has their first training on Monday evening, June 12, ahead of the AFCON qualifying encounter.

In the recently concluded season in Europe, Chukwueze was impressive for Villarreal, helping the team to finish fifth on the table.

Taiwo Awoniyi, Forest, Premier League, Arsenal
Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi in action for the Super Eagles. Photo by Clive Rose
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Awoniyi, on the other hand, scored some vital goals that helped Nottingham Forest escape relegation at the end of the 2022/23 Premier League term.

According to a video seen on Twitter, Chukwueze saluted Awoniyi for scoring against Arsenal and Chelsea last season.

Chukwueze hails Taiwo Awoniyi

''You really tried last season because it's not easy to score against Arsenal and Chelsea. You are the real man and you should tell us your secret.''

While responding, Awoniyi laughed and asked Chukwueze to reveal the secret that made him become the best African player in Serie A for the season.

Meanwhile, Soccernet reports that Awoniyi expressed happiness to be back in the Super Eagles team.

Awoniyi worked as a bricklayer

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Taiwo Awoniyi revealed how tough his journey in football was years ago on the streets of Ilorin in Kwara State, claiming that he had to do many menial jobs in order to buy boots.

The former Liverpool player, who just returned to Nottingham Forest's squad after being out of action for two months due to injury, looked back at the difficulties he faced in his career.

Awoniyi, who was signed by Forest from Union Berlin last summer for a record £17 million fee, explained that things were so tough for his parents that he had to start working as a bricklayer and even at a bakery in order to get football gear.

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