Important Super Eagles Player Ruled Out Of Zimbabwe W’Cup Clash

NFF moves to integrated Enyeama into the Super Eagles ahead of AFCON.

Super Eagles forward Taiwo Awoniyi will no longer continue with the national team as they prepare to take on the Warriors of Zimbabwe this weekend reports.

Awoniyi will miss Super Eagles first leg world cup fixture against Zimbabwe this weekend due to a groin injury. Nigeria hopes to return back to winning ways in Kigali, after enduring a shocking 1-1 draw against the Crocodiles of Lesotho last Thursday.

Nottingham Forest's Taiwo Awoniyi misses out on EPL POTM for August 2023.
Awoniyi Scores the winner for Nottingham Forest against Arsenal

Super Eagles Taiwo Awoniyi ruled out of Zimbabwe clash

Based on reports, the Nottingham Forest forward as a precautionary measure, will return back to his base in England for further assessment by the Tricky Trees medical team.

Awoniyi was part of the Super Eagles squad that played a 1-1 draw on Thursday against Lesotho; he couldn’t finish the game as he was substituted in the 59th minute.

In another story, Super Eagles legend, John Mikel Obi explains some untold difficulties successful footballers of African extraction go through almost on daily basis.

According to Mikel, when you’re rich in Africa, your wealth isn’t for you alone, as your nuclear and extended families tends to make demands.

Mikel Obi and John Terry shared the same locker room at Chelsea.
Mikel Obi and John Terry

“When you come from Africa, and this is what we don’t speak a lot about, when you make money, it’s not your money. You have all these relatives, cousins whatever you call it,” Mikel said in a recent interview with Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand.

“And your sisters they go off and get married to some guy who just want to get married into John Obi Mikel’s family, because then my life is sorted. And then you start looking after this guy, and then before you know it you look at them. And they keep having so many kids and so many kids. And you’re looking at them say okay, you having this much kids, who’s going to look after them? It’s you.

“For them you owe them that, so you sometimes you have to be strong and say guys enough is enough, I don’t care. And they will give you this thing that, if you don’t do that, we’re going to go to the press.”

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