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Rotherham Coach, Warne: Nigeria Call-up Has Boosted Ajayi’s Confidence

Rotherham Coach, Warne: Nigeria Call-up Has Boosted Ajayi’s Confidence

By Adeboye Amosu:
Rotherham United manager, Paul Warne, believes Nigeria defender Semi Ajayi’s confidence has been boosted by his recent invitation to the Super Eagles, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Ajayi was handed a surprise invitation by Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against Seychelles in Victoria early this month which the side won 3-0.

The centre-back made his international debut for Nigeria in the game against Seychelles coming on as a second half substitute for the injured Chidozie Awaziem.

Ajayi also started the exhibition game against Liberia few days later at the Sam Doe Stadium in Monrovia.

Warne informs that the recent experience at the international level has had a positive effect on the defender.

“He (Ajayi) is doing alright to be fair. I miss him in midfield really, but I think Woody likes playing beside him. He is really assured and really confident. I think him getting a call-up has cemented his confidence,” Warne stated during his interaction with the media on Thursday ahead of Saturday’s English Championship clash against Nottingham Forest.

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