Al-Ahly Star Junior Ajayi Eyes World Cup 2018 With Super Eagles After Latest League Goal


Red hot Al-Ahly striker Junior Ajayi scored his third league goal for the Egyptian giants yesterday in their 3-0 win over Talae El-Geish in the league.

Shortly after the game, the Nigeria Olympic team star announced that he is eager to continue his scoring act, which he believes could aid his chances of playing for Nigeria at the World Cup 2018 in Russia.

” I hope to join the Nigeria national team and reach the 2018 World Cup in Russia,” Ajayi was quoted as saying on the club’s official website.

“Sure, if I perform well with Ahly, it’s easy to find a place in the national team squad,” the Nigerian youngster added.

“Nigeria’s national team already has more talented and experienced players, but I am working on improving my performance so I can appear in the Super Eagles squad,” Ajayi said.

The Cairo giants Ahly have signed a four-year contract with Ajayi, who was part of the Nigeria Olympic national team in the Rio 2016 Games, for $2 million from Tunisian side CS Sfaxien.

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The 20-year-old Ajayi, is expected to beef up Ahly’s attacking department following the departure of Evouna, who bagged 12 league goals in his side’s triumphant campaign last season.