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Taiwo Awoniyi not giving up on Liverpool and Premier league despite major set back

Nigeria U-23 striker Taiwo Awoniyi has revealed that he is still keen on actualizing his dream of playing in the Premieir League with Liverpool.

The Liverpool striker who has gone on loan to five timesnsince he joined the Anfield side from Nigeria’s Imperial Academy in the summer of 2015.

Currently on loan at Royal Excel Mouscron where he has been banging in goal, the 21-year-old has been linked to mobe to top European clubs.

But Awoniyi is adamant he will make it at Liverpool.

“Personally, I chose Liverpool because I would love to play in the English Premier League for Liverpool.

“If God says it will happen then it will, but if not then I can only go on with my life and career.”

The only reason he hasn’t featured for Liverpool and could be shipped out on loan again is because of his work permit.

Without the work permit he can’t play in England and for him to secure one he must have played a percentage of games for Nigeria national team.

“It saddens my heart that it’s been difficult to get a work permit for the past four years,” he told BBC Sport.

“At the end of the season we have to go back to Liverpool to discuss. Everyone knows the importance of the work permit and how it works, and that you’d need to play for your national team.

“If you don’t get a chance with your national team then it becomes difficult to get it.

“Nigeria is blessed with so many talented players and whoever finds himself playing for the country should count himself privileged,” he added.

“If I get a chance I will be grateful for that but it is not something you have to force. You can only wait for your time and if it comes you have to make good use of it.”

Tope Adefala

Tope Adefala is an experienced sports writer, editor, and web designer. A former editor at Sportlineng.com. Talks sports with a great bias for Basketball, Tennis, Field Hockey and Football. Presently the media officer of Nigeria Hockey Federation. I have been in the business of Sports communication and marketing for more than 10 years. Not forgetting that I won West African University Games, Nigeria University Games gold medals. You can find me on Twitter @1topham.

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