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Super Eagles player Taiwo Awoniyi bags university degree in business management

Taiwo Awoniyi’s graduation came only a few days after Wilfred Ndidi bagged a diploma.

• September 8, 2022
Taiwo Awoniyi
Taiwo Awoniyi

Super Eagles and Nottingham Forest forward Taiwo Awoniyi has graduated from Buckinghamshire New University, Wycombe, in the United Kingdom, after completing a degree in Business Management.

The latest development was confirmed by Europe-based Nigerian sports journalist Ojora Babatunde, who took to Twitter to congratulate Awoniyi on Wednesday.

“Super Eagles forward, Taiwo Awoniyi @taiwoawoniyi18, bags a degree in Business Management, from Buckinghamshire New University, Wycombe,” a part of the tweet read.

The 25-year-old goal poacher bagged the degree a few days after his fellow Super Eagles teammate and Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi completed a business and management diploma.

Ndidi, who began the course in 2019, told Football Daily, “Yes, (I enjoyed it). I’m done. I did like a 10-class course which can enrol me into a proper university degree.”

He added, “It’s just to enlighten me about business and entrepreneurship and tourism also.”

Awoniyi began his senior career with Liverpool but failed to register any appearances for the Reds. 

He was sent on loan to several clubs before moving to Germany with Union Berlin in 2021.

After a successful stint in Germany, Awoniyi switched back to the Premier League with Nottingham Forest during the just concluded summer transfer window but has since struggled to hit the ground running. 

He has only scored one goal in six appearances this season.

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