Nottingham Forest striker, Taiwo Awoniyi has come out to say that the Premier League is popular in Nigeria because of former players like Nwankwo Kanu and Jay-Jay Okocha. He recently had his say while speaking to the press, and fans have been reacting.
According to him, players like Okocha, Kanu, Yakubu Ayegbeni, Yobo and Odemwingie did a lot to increase the popularity of the EPL in Nigeria, and intends to add his name to that talented list with Nottingham Forest.
Awoniyi added that he wants to give his best at all times in every game he’ll play in.
His words, “The Premier League is very big in Nigeria because of players like Kanu, Okocha, Yakubu [Ayegbeni], [Joseph] Yobo, [Peter] Odemwingie, and many others who all played here,”
“Many people pick their clubs depending on where a Nigerian is playing or which teams the family likes. We all grew up watching it and loved it, and it is actually a dream come true to know that millions will be watching me now.”
“I want to give my best all the time and, by God’s grace, it will help us achieve our goals.”
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