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Breaking… Awoniyi to miss AFCON

Taiwo Awoniyi

Super Eagles striker and lethal weapon of Nottingham Forest, Taiwo Awoniyi will miss the AFCON tournament to be hosted by Ivory Coast in January. 

Awoniyi sustained an injury while playing for the Super Eagles against Lesotho in a World Cup qualifying game during the last international break.

According to @officialnffc manager Steve Cooper, the striker aggravated a groin injury he suffered in October and has now undergone surgery and this will take months for him to be fully healed.

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Steve Cooper

“It’s bad news on Taiwo, he’s had to have surgery and he is going to be out for months”, Cooper confirms.” Steve Cooper said.

Awoniyi featured for the Super Eagles at the last AFCON tournament in Cameroon, where he scored one goal before the team crashes at the Round 16 to Tunisia.

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