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Ajayi Happy To Finally Join Super Eagles For Serbia Friendly

By James Agberebi:

Junior Ajayi has expressed his delight at joining up with the Super Eagles in London ahead of their international friendly against Serbia on Tuesday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.


Ajayi missed the Super Eagles 1-0 win against Poland on Friday due to visa issues.

But the Al Ahly of Egypt striker eventually joined the team alongside Oghenekaro Etebo, Mikel Agu and Gabriel Okechukwu who also missed the game against Poland.

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The former Shooting Stars of Ibadan striker also had his first training session with the team on Sunday.

“Good to finally be in camp with Super Eagles,” Ajayi tweeted. “Great coaching crew and officials. Fantastic reception from my co-players.”

Ajayi is in line to make his first ever appearance for the Super Eagles in the clash against Serbia.

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  • Junior ajayi take your chances well to land in Russia 2018 world cup during the friendly match against Serbia come Tuesday. Go SE,Go Nigeria one more time….

    • phillip 4 years ago

      Mark my word, he will and will also go to the world cup along with the already known name Ighalo. But the two has top 9 won’t be enough as top strikers to the world cup. Hope the coach can get atleast a solid striker along with these two; my personal opinion @all

  • Edoman of New Jersey, USA. 4 years ago

    Adi is the answer. Lets try him for this position.

  • https://youtu.be/sbO47YzPVwU

    This Fernando Adi, the best #9 in MEL.
    Nigerians shout loud enough to get him an invitation.
    Give home him a chance to prove himself or fail.


  • Yes Adi should be invited , he is a solid striker , has the build and height to outsmart defenders .I believe he is a better choice than even Ajayi and Ighalo, be that as it may be , let give him a chance and see what he can give us!!….I know that GR has sentiment for those that help us to qualify for the world cup but the point is that what is his motive for going to the world cup ?..is it for sight seeing or winning the world cup ?…history now beckons on him to take the best in order to lift the world cup for the first time for Nigeria and indeed Africa !!

  • i never knew adi duplicated the scripts for you people

  • Best foreign player in number one league in africa,he deserved to be in our squad to russia.simple

  • Tartan 3 years ago

    We surely need a good striker in addition to Odion………….Please guys see the videos below and comment on who you think would be the best option for GR to pick as a complete stricker.





  • So we have all these prolific strikers who are scoring goals like no man’s business and they’re not playing for the super eagles. What and who is the coach waiting for?

  • I can’t remember when any of the strikers in the present squad scored goals for their respective clubs. Coach please invite these players to camp without further delay. They even have the height of modern day strikers.

  • So Tartan, I watched the videos of these strikers and here’s what I think.

    1. Paul Onuachu has a physique similar to Christian Macauley of the 2007 U-17 set. For those who may be not familiar with Macauley, the physique is something like that of Francis Uzoho. That I think is not the perfect physique of a deadly No9. Plus I think the league and opponents are weak.

    2. For Bonaventure, 80% of the through balls to him were not scored and when an opponent was in a better position, he preferred to shoot himself. He lost most of the balls in the final third, and the 3-4 goals he scored were cheap. Nothing spectacular really.

    3. The Cyril Dressers guy looks like the best bet among them, but I think he’s too foreign both in name and physique and it might take him a long time to integrate well with the flow of the team. He seem to be able to score freely, but again the quality of opponents and league is suspect.

    4. I didn’t watch the Adegbenro guy. Maybe I’m trying to save my data (lol) or because I haven’t really heard much about him, so I didn’t bother.

    My personal verdict: Ighalo has more trickery, guile and a killer instinct that these guys. Don’t judge him with the Poland game. That Polish team played stifling, choking football and didn’t allow the Nigerian team to express itself well.

    That was probably out of fear as the coach must have likely watched our game against Argentina and thought if he gave Nigeria a little breathing space, they’ll play a fast-paced tiki-taka, 1-2 pass ball and deal his team a crushing defeat at home.

    They were latching on every loose ball, struggling for every stray passes and were more physical than even Cameroun with their agbero, gra-gra football style. It was simply fear tactic, the kind that Mourinho adopts whenever he’s to play a team with flair or that he’s afraid of, like Liverpool. Play dirty, pack the bus, win anyhow, any underhand tactic will do. In the end, he’ll say I don’t care what anyone says. I won.

    Unfortunately for Poland, it backfired, as Moses had the experience to unlock such stingy defence, using underhand tactics himself. Just watch the real SE tomorrow against Serbia. Hopefully, they’ll play an open game.