Junior Ajayi to earn senior call-up to Super Eagles


Afrofooty understands that Junior Ajayi, who has been overly impressive in the Egyptian league this season, is set to receive his maiden call-up to the Super Eagles’ squad.

The 22-year-old sharp shooter has participated in 23 matches for his club, Al Ahly, this season, scoring eight goals and assisting nine as the team edges closer to a consecutive league title.

Ajayi, a former Nigerian youth international, has won the league, cup and super cup since joining the Red Devils. He also led the team to a silver medal in the 2016/17 CAF Champions League.

His exploits with the team gave him a place on the CAF Champions League Team of Tournament.

The former 36 Lions and Sfaxien winger was part of Nigeria’s team in the 2016 Summer Olympics, picking up the Bronze medal in the tournament after making two appearances for his side.

Many online magazines and newspapers have featured articles heralding Ajayi's exploit and his invitation to the Super Eagles, if confirmed, will come as no surprise to many, more so as the national team handlers appear to want to ensure that the best legs available represent Nigerian at the World Cup.

He becomes the second player to get a call up to the Super Eagle’s squad from Egypt after Zamalek’s Moruf Yusuf who received his call last year.

The Super Eagles are scheduled to face Poland on the 23rd of March in Poland before facing Serbia on the 27th in the UK.

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