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FIFA Club World Cup: Junior Ajayi Stars As Al Ahly Claim Third Position

FIFA Club World Cup: Junior Ajayi Stars As Al Ahly Claim Third Position

Nigeria forward Junior Ajayi put up a fine performance as Al Ahly claimed third position in the FIFA Club World Cup following a 3-2 penalty shootout win against Palmeiras in the third-place match on Thursday, reports Completesports .com.

Ajayi, who was making his first appearance in the competition for the African champions took the place of
Congo Democratic Republic striker Walter Bwalya in the 58th minute.

The 25-year-old had a chalked off for offside in the 67th minute.

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The game finished 0-0 after 90 minutes of energy sapping football action.

Ajayi took Ahly’s last kick in the shootout to put the North Africans 3-2 ahead before Felipe Melo missed for Palmeiras.

Ahly made history as the first African and second non-European/South American team to win two medals in the FIFA Club World Cup.

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  • JimmyBall 3 years ago

    @Dr.Drey… I know you will pretend not to see this CSN article now. Have you heard from Pitso today? Hahaha…

  • Oakfield 3 years ago

    @jimmy, So what’s so special about his game that has not been achieved by other Nigerian players abroad? He came on on the 58 minute and scored through a spot kick. I can’t find where the writer said “he mesmerized the defenders with his pace and scored in open play”. Com’on man, there’s absolutely nothing of the ordinary here whilst applauding him for this feat bcs e no easy but don’t make it look like he played down the stars.

    • JimmyBall 3 years ago

      @oakfield… I addresss @Dr.Drey because he mocked the player only two days back and said JUNIOR AJAYI is already on his way out of Al-Ahly because Pitso is getting better South African midfielders and that Ajayi has been cemented as a bench player just because the guy did not start games in the World Club Cup owing to the fact he is just coming out of a three months recovery from a nasty ankle injury…

    • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

      Abeg Oakfield epp me ask am. He was here just 2 days ago giving us excuses that Ajayi has ankle injury, hence he being dumped to the bench….LMAO. Ajayi suddenly received divine healing to come off the bench for Bwalya in the 58th Min. If Ajayi was so good and such a key player, he would at least be starting games at this Club world cup and probably be coming off the the 60th…worse off, he will be coming on as a sub. A player who is still/just recovering from injury will not be thrown in to play almost an entire half. 1st match bench…2nd match bench….3rd match it took an injury to a key player for the one who is better than Iheanacho, Dessers and Onuachu combined to get gametime at such a global showpiece…..LMAO. Instead of him to come here and boast of a key pass, assist, goal or outstanding performance of his GOAT, he is here rejoicing because his boy (abi na master sef) came off the bench in the 3rd match of the competition…..LMAO

      Hahahahaha…@Jimmyball….nasty ankle injury layoff my foot….LMAO. Even devil will not win you in the Olympics when it comes to telling lies and giving excuses. I watched the match and there was nothing to write home about concerning your starboy, that was why I felt it wasn’t worth my energy to comment on this news. Players who arent matchfit or available are usually conspicuously blotted out of the team sheet displayed b4 each game….Players like Leon Goretxka, Kharaba and ElShahat’s names. Those are players who are not fit to play. In all the 3 matches Ahly played, your boy as been listed as fit…..if he wasn’t fit he wouldnt have been taken along or listed. So pls look for another excuse.

      Your boy is already being prepared either for offloading or for a permanent place on the bench for Alahly….if you like take it or leave it. Better go and start negotiating his future with Amuneke….at least he can sign him to his club (El-Miqqasr) since he thinks he is a worldclass forword too. His team needs one to escape relegation this season. And pls dont even dream about using the SE as a platform to sell him….that one will never happen in this lifetime. Lolz


      See for yourself, another former player of Pitso with whom he won the CAF CL is being linked again…..LMAO. Im telling you Alahly has been looking for support strikers/ wing forwards of better quality to replace your mediocre boy but you wont listen. The only stumbling block to signing Zwane and Sirino from Pitso’s former club is just the fact that they have already participated in this year’s champions league preliminary rounds and will be ineligible to participate in the competition for Ahly when the group stages commence….otherwise maybe your boy would have even been offloaded this January already…LMAO. Make hay while the sun is shinning now. A stitch in time saves nine. I hope you know there is a quota of foreigners clubs must have in Egypt…so all these foreigners Ahly wants to sign will be replacing another foreigner in the club o….if you know what that means you will start looking for another club for your client immediately.

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