Nigeria U23 striker Junior Ajayi (left)
Thursday Nov 24, 2016. 14:18
Striker Junior Ajayi has said he hopes to fight his way to the 2018 World Cup with Nigeria.
Junior Ajayi has shone for Egyptian giants Al Ahly since his move from CS Sfaxien of Tunisia.
He has now netted three goals in the league for the Cairo giants.
"I hope to join the Nigeria national team and reach the 2018 World Cup in Russia," Ajayi told the Ahly official website.
"Sure, if I perform well with Ahly, it's easy to find a place in the national team squad.
"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.”
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.