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Ahead of the Africa U-17 Nations Cup in Morocco this month, former Golden Eaglets’ striker, Taiwo Awoniyi has charged the current crop of players in the team to make history by ending Nigeria’s 14-year wait for the title, AOFootball.com reports.

Speaking exclusively to AOIFootball.com from his base in Germany, the Liverpool loanee, who recalled his memorable time with the Golden Eaglets, further encouraged the boys to play to their coaches’ instructions and remain focused all the way.

“I remember what was said to many of us back then by Coaches Manu Garba, Nduka Ugbade, Emmanuel Amunike, and Emeka Amadi. They told us it was an honour and privilege to put on the colours of Nigeria and we must fight for it and determine what our future will look like.

Awoniyi was outstanding at the FIFA U17 World Cup in UAE in 2013
Awoniyi was outstanding at the FIFA U17 World Cup in UAE in 2013

“This is a great chance for many of them and once they look after each other as a team on and off the pitch, they will bring the success and their personal dreams too will be accomplished. I wish them the very best,” Awoniyi concluded.

The Eaglets are in Group B alongside Algeria, Congo and Tanzania. Their opening game is against Tanzania on Sunday March 14.

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