I dream day and night of Super Eagles – Junior Ajayi

Al Ahly forward, Junior Ajayi, is pleased to finally realise his dream of representing Nigeria.

Ajayi, 22, was among 28 players invited for the forthcoming friendlies against Poland and Serbia.

Previously capped at junior levels, the former Shooting Stars forward was aiming to make the leap to the Super Eagles and is glad to have done so.

“I am very happy with national team call-up,” Ajayi who was named in CAF Best XI told his Egyptian club’s official website on Wednesday.

“I dream day after day of representing my country at the 2018 World Cup in Russia to write my own international history.

“Playing for Nigeria is not easy at all. It requires bigger effort and focuses and I will do my best in the upcoming camp,” he added.

The Nigerian thanked all Ahly teammates and fans for support and good wishes after his call-up.

Ajayi caught the attention of Nigeria coach, Gernot Rohr, after starring with Ahly, winning last season’s Egyptian Premier League, Cup, Super Cup and helping the team finish as runners-up in the CAF Champions League.

Since he joined the Cairo-based club in the summer of 2016 from Tunisian side CS Sfaxien on a four-year contract, Ajayi has scored 20 goals in 64 appearances.

Nigeria is in Group D of the World Cup, which takes place in Russia in June, competing with Argentina, Iceland and Croatia.