Semi Ajayi is disappointed to miss out on a place in Nigeria’s squad to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, reports Completesports.com.
Ajayi, who plays Rotherham United and Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho were two players axed from the 25-man squad that had a week preparation in Asaba ahead of the competition.
The versatile defender has however wished the team well as they gun for Nigeria’s fourth AFCON trophy in Egypt.
“Wishing my brothers the best of luck at the upcoming #AFCON 2019. It’s been a privilege to have been part of this squad and as much as I’m gutted that I can’t make it, I wish everyone linked with the Super Eagles the very best of luck this summer. I will be supporting the team until the end.Go and make Nigeria proud my brothers, “Ajayi wrote on his instagram page.
The 26-year-old earned his first call up to the Super Eagles in August 2018 for the 2019 AFCON qualifiers against Seychelles.
He made his debut in the game replacing the injured Chigozie Awaziem in the 73rd minute.