Liverpool Striker Wants To Represent Nigeria At World Cup, Praises Everton's Onyekuru
Published: February 23, 2018
Liverpool Striker Wants To Represent Nigeria At World Cup, Praises Everton's Onyekuru Liverpool striker Taiwo Awoniyi is keen to represent Nigeria at this summer's football festival in Russia, but has declared that he has not been contacted by the Nigerian Federation ahead of next month's friendly matches in Europe.

In addition, the former Golden Eaglets, Flying Eagles and Dream Team VI star admitted that Anderlecht were on his case before he was acquired by Liverpool in the summer of 2015.

''I heard that Anderlecht had already followed me in Nigeria, but I never received confirmation from them, I especially know Henry Onyekuru and I hope he will be fit again soon, he's a great player and very important for Nigeria,'' Awoniyi told La Capitale, according to Voetbal Belgie.

''I do not know if I will go to the World Cup, I do not know if the national team coach will call me for the upcoming friendly international matches.''

This season, Awoniyi has tallied seven goals with six assists in all competitions for Royal Excel Mouscron, his best return since his move to Europe.

The 20-year-old previously enjoyed loan spells at FSV Frankfurt and NEC.

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