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Ahly is my gate to join Nigeria national team, says Ajayi

Ajayi signed a four-year-contract with Ahly last summer coming from Tunisian side CS Sfaxien

Ahram Online , Thursday 24 Nov 2016
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File Photo:Ahly's Junior Ajayi (C) scored the third goal in Wednesday's 3-0 Egyptian Premier League win over Talae El-Geish (Ahram)
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Ahly Nigerian forward Junior Ajayi has announced that he is eager to shine with the Cairo giants, as well as score more goals to book a place on his national team's squad for the 2018 World Cup 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.

Ajayi took his tally to three league goals with Ahly so far this season, since his arrival this summer from Tunisia's Sfaxien.

"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.

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.

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