Tuesday, 24 November 2015

It’s Olympic ticket or nothing – Awoniyi

Previous Flying Eagles star, Taiwo Awoniyi has uncovered his yearning and those of his colleagues to acquire the privilege to speak to Africa in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as they crusade for distinctions at the CAF Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations starting this weekend in Dakar, Senegal.

Awoniyi, scored twice against Zambia to place Nigeria into the competition amid the qualifiers and as he joined the group from his base in Germany on Monday, he expressed that Nigeria have the players to win the competition

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furthermore, it was a matter of striving to accomplish their set targets.

"It is about diligent work and it is work time. Meeting all requirements for the Rio Olympics is non-debatable as we have no reason to give Nigerians, that is the reason we need to put in our best to get something out of Senegal," said Awoniyi who stars for FSV Frankfurt.

Mentor Samson Siasia expressed that he is putting money on Awoniyi and Junior Ajayi to answer the group's objective scoring issues.

"We are expecting the welcomed outside based strikers like Awoniyi and Junior Ajayi who have been with the group for quite a while before they swung experts to utilize their recently earned experience to offer the group some assistance with scoring objectives in the opposition.

"We are focusing on winning the opposition or better still pick one of the capability tickets for the 2016 Olympic Games."

The group is required to leave for Dakar by 11.00pm toward the beginning of today. They will play their first match against Mali on Sunday. Egypt and Algeria are alternate groups in gathering B of the competition. The initial three finishers consequently fits the bill for the Olympics, while the fourth will go for a play of.