Nigeria’s Ajayi Humbled To Be Included In Championship Team

Super Eagles defender, Semi Ajayi

 

Super Eagles defender, Semi Ajayi, has described his inclusion in the English Football League Championship Team of the Season as humbling.

The Nigerian who plays for West Brom only teamed up with Slaven Bilic’s men last summer from Rotherham but has been a regular for the side, featuring in 35 domestic league outings this season.

Semi was included in the FIFA 20’s Ultimate Team, Championship Team of the Season alongside Super Eagles prospect, Ebere Eze who plays for Queens Park Rangers (QPR).

Semi who narrowly missed out of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) where Nigeria clinched the bronze medal, took to his Instagram handle to celebrate the feat.

“Humbled to have been included in the EFL Team of The Season So Far Thank you for all of your support this season,” the Baggies defender wrote on the social media platform.

The 26-year-old Nigerian netted five times for Bilic’s men this term before the halting of football activities in England due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

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Nigeria’s U-23 Trash Gabon 4-1

u23Nigeria’s U23 national team have given themselves the advantage over Gabon after their 4-1 win in Libreville in the All Africa Games qualifiers.

Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) striker, Junior Ajayi scored twice while Oghenekaro Etebo and Peter Onyekachi completed the rout just after Gabon got one back through Axel Meye at the Stade Augustin Monedan a Sibang, Gabon.

Ajayi netted for Samson Siasia’s team in the first minute of the match and Warri Wolves striker, Etebo, made it two-nil from 12 yards with two minutes to the break.

Two minutes into the second half, Ajayi struck again for his second of the match.

But Gabon gave themselves a lifeline when Axel Meye scored just mid-way into the second half.

Nigeria’s U23 restored their three-goal lead through Enyimba forward Peter Onyekachi at the 88th minute.

Siasia’s side would play host to their Gabonese counterparts at the National Stadium in Abuja on March 7.