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Ahly's Nigerian striker Ajayi works to meet El-Badry's expectations

Ajayi joined Ahly on a four-year contract to beef up attacking department following the departure of Evouna

Mahmoud Elassal , Monday 26 Sep 2016
Junior Ajayi
Nigerian 20-year-old striker Junior Ajayi (Reuters)
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After scoring two goals in a 6-2 win over Shiko, the club's new Nigerian recruit Junior Ajayi affirmed that he is happy with his performance on the team and is working to prove his worth to meet manager Hossam El-Badry's expectations.

The Cairo giants Ahly have signed a four-year contract with Ajayi—a participant in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio—for $2 million from Tunisian side CS Sfaxien.

The 20-year-old 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.

"The Shiko friendly game was useful as I followed all the technical instructions, so I am happy with my performance during the game," Ajayi told reporters after the friendly.

"I dealt with the friendly game as if it were an official one to meet the coach's expectations."

"I am confident of joining the team's starting lineup during the coming league games," Ajayi added.

"I am following the coach's instructions during trainings to improve my performance as I hope to please Ahly's fans, who are waiting for more from me during the coming games," the Nigerian attacker concluded.

Ahly have also signed striker Marwan Mohsen—joining from Ismaily—to bolster a frontline that includes Ghanaian John Antwi, who failed to prove his worth last season.
 

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