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Awoniyi obtains degree in Business  Management


Super Eagles striker Taiwo Awoniyi  has further achieved a milestone in his fledgling career after rounding off a first degree programme at the Buckinghamshire New University in the United Kingdom.

The 24-year-old  recently completed  a dream move to  newly promoted  English Premier league side Nottingham Forest in a reported  club record’s transfer fee of £17 million, said he was happy to have been able to marry education  with his demanding  career as a footballer.

A holder of a Diploma in Business Administration and Marketing Management, Awoniyi joins  an exclusive list of Nigerian  footballers  with  a university  degree education  including his mentor  Seyi Olofinjana  who was a Chemical Engineering  undergraduate  at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) in Ogbomoso, during his heyday.

“Of course, I’m doing other stuff on the sidelines, “ the  amiable Awoniyi told NationSport during the week.“ I got my Diploma in Business and Marketing Management two years ago from London school of International Business.

“ I’m  happy to also inform you that I’ve just finished a degree programme in Business Management  at  Buckinghamshire New University  and my graduation is next month,” he added.

It was  further gathered  that  the University  will be  holding its Graduation Week  between  September 5 and 9 at  Wycombe Swan Theatre in High Wycombe.

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Awoniyi joins an impressive list of  sports and entertainment celebrities  that have passed through  the 131-year-year old university famous for its motto  ‘Arte et industria’  which translates  to mean  ‘Art and Industry’ in English.

Other notable alumni of Buckinghamshire New University include  multi-talented English actor cum  comedian and  musician Noel Fielding; English field hockey gal Chloe Naomi Rogers  as well British adaptive rower and  gold medallist  at the 2012 Summer Paralympics,  Naomi Joy Riches among others.

Meanwhile, Awoniyi  has spoken  exclusively  to The Nation about his expectations  with Nottingham  Forest  as he makes his long-awaited  debut  in  the Premier League  as the 2022/23 season  gets underway this weekend.



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