Ghana captain Gyan showers praises on Nigeria U17 striker Awoniyi

Al Ain striker Asamoah Gyan has hailed Nigerian teenager Taiwo Awoniyi after watching him in the 2013 Fifa Under-17 World Cup.

The Ghana captain was at the Khalifa Ben Zayed Stadium on Tuesday night to watch the Nigeria - Iran second round game in which the west Africans won by 4-1.

“I like him, that No18, Awoniyi, he is a good player,” Gyan told after the game. “He does all the work up there and creates a lot. This is my kind of player.”

The 16-year-old Imperial Academy forward will be the main man to watch once again in the semi-finals when the Super Eaglets lock horns with South American giants Uruguay.