Super Eagles head coach, Stephen
Keshi has declared that under-20
national team’s rave of the moment;
Taiwo Awoniyi will surely get a chance
to stake a claim for a shirt in the senior
national team.
Keshi, who reckoned that age should
not be a barrier playing to joining the
national team was quick to point out that
doing well in the youth ranks does not
necessarily translate to being ready for
the big thing in the senior national team
The Big Boss, who himself started
quite young playing for the Super Eagles
said on Brila FM that if Raheem Sterling
could play for England at a tender age,
Awoniyi can break into the Nigerian
senior national team.
”He will have to be given the
opportunity to play and he has to prove
it. Most of us started playing in the
senior team at the age 17 and 18. So if
Taiwo is playing in the U20 now and has
the ability why not, he can do it.
”Sterling plays for the England
National team at pretty much the same
age. So it all depends on him and he has
to be given the opportunity to,” said
While the Eagles chance seems
knocking, Awoniyi for now is majorly
preoccupied with putting up a
tournament winning display at the FIFA
U20 World Cup in New Zealand.

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