Nottingham Forest's Awoniyi consoles Boniface after AFCON setback with heartfelt message

Posted : 09 January 2024

Nottingham Forest's Taiwo Awoniyi has extended words of encouragement to Victor Boniface, who unfortunately won't be able to participate in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations due to a groin injury sustained during Super Eagles training in Abu Dhabi. Boniface, initially expected to be a breakout star, expressed his disappointment on social media, citing his unfortunate injury that will keep him sidelined for approximately six weeks.


Responding to Boniface's heartfelt post, Taiwo Awoniyi, though not part of the AFCON squad himself due to a groin injury requiring surgery, provided a cheerful and uplifting message. He urged Boniface to focus on the future and anticipate many more engagements with the Super Eagles.


In his social media post, Boniface shared his frustration about missing major tournaments, referencing a previous injury that forced him to withdraw from the 2019 CAF U20 Nations Cup. Despite the setbacks, Awoniyi's response radiated resilience, expressing unwavering commitment to the Nigerian national team's success and emphasizing a positive outlook.


With Victor Boniface ruled out, OGC Nice striker Terem Moffi has been called up as his replacement for the Super Eagles in the Africa Cup of Nations.

 

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