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Junior Ajayi Targets Super Eagles Return After Dashed AFCON 2019 Hopes

Junior Ajayi Targets Super Eagles Return After Dashed AFCON 2019 Hopes

Al Ahly of Egypt forward Junior Ajayi hopes he will get the chance to make a return to the Super Eagles after he was omitted from the squad to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, reports Completesports.com.

Ajayi was one of the six players placed on standby list by Nigeria head coach, Gernot Rohr ahead of AFCON 2019, but he never got the chance to make the final squad.

Odion Ighalo’s retirement from international football is expected to open doors for new strikers in the team and Ajayi is hopeful.

“It will be nice to be back in the Super Eagles. I was on the standby list for the AFCON but I hope that things will get better with time, “Ajayi told Completesports.com.

“The main ambition for me now is to be part of the main team and be playing regularly as well.

“I know that will only come with hard work on pitch. I just to have to keep working hard to get to the required level.”

Ajayi won his fourth Egyptian league title on Wednesday after Al Ahly defeated Al Mokawloon 3-1 at the Borg El Arab Stadium, their last match of the season against Zamalek notwithstanding.

Ajayi has earned one cap with the Super Eagles, coming on as a substitute in a pre-World Cup friendly against Serbia last year.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Aauxtyne 2 years ago

    Hard work will pay. All the best in your endeavours!

  • greenturf 2 years ago

    You can only realise that dream I’m Europe

  • Junior Ajayi has got all it takes to lead the line for the SE; strong physicality, breathtaking pace, goal scoring precision and the skillset and the composure to excel. Playing in the African league for African biggest club Ah Aly is not a barrier. If you’re good enough, you can earn the call regardless.

  • Edoman 2 years ago

    Why not go to Europe to upgrade your game.

  • The Egyptian league amd the quality is miles ahead a number of European leagues in the Eastern Europe and some other back water leagues

  • Sunnyb 2 years ago

    But we ve players from Israel, Nigeria and Chinese league in super Eagles.is the guy a super Eagles material, that should be the question.

  • Truth is bitter, if only Ajayi can take his game to reputable leagues in Europe and maintains consistency in goal scoring surely Rohr will sing his praises and finds a place to play in SE.In a nutshell, Europe is the best place to earn regular spot in SE.