Al Ahly striker, Junior Ajayi is excited to have made his debut for the Super Eagles but remains determined to getting more minutes to justify his inclusion in the team.
Ajayi made a cameo appearance in Nigeria’s 2-0 loss to Serbia when he came on for Alex Iwobi with three minutes left to play.
The former CS Sfaxien star however bemoans the loss to the Serbians.
“It was a dream come true but I wished I had more time but I will work hard to get another chance to play more,” Ajayi told CSN.
“There are more friendly games to be played before the World Cup and I hope to get in another chance. The result was not what we wanted but there are positives to be learnt from it.”
On his experience in the team, the former Shooting Stars striker added that he learnt some tricks from Changchun Yatai striker, Odion Ighalo.
“We learn everyday and I did learn some tips from Ighalo who was so pleasant in camp.”
Al Ahly forward Junior Ajayi has shown his delight has regards his first invite to the Super Eagles.
Ajayi is the second player to have been called into the Eagles from Egypt in recent time after Zamalek’s Moruf Yusuf was invited last year.
The 22-year-old has been in a fantastic form for his Egyptian side this season and has been named by Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr in his 28-man squad for the friendly matches against Poland in Wroclaw on March and Serbia in London four days later.
The former CS Sfaxien forward, who revealed his dream of playing in the World Cup, said he would push for a place in Rohr’s Russia 2018 squad.
“Playing for the Nigerian national team is not easy at all and requires more effort and concentration in the upcoming period,” Al Ahly’s official website quoted the former national Under-23 team player as saying.
According to Egyptian outlet KingFut, Ajayi won the league, cup and super cup since joining Al Ahly. He also led the team to a silver medal in the 2016/17 CAF Champions League.
The player said he is happy with the club’s officials and players reactions following his call-up, saying they all congratulated him.
The former Tunisia-based winger also revealed that he had not received any offers from other clubs and that he was happy at the club.
He said his target was to win all the trophies with the Red Devils this season, especially the CAF Champions League as he wants to play in the Club World Cup.