By Izuchukwu Okosi:
Former Nigeria junior international Junior Ajayi hopes to win the CAF Champions League with Al Ahly and also emerge top scorer of Egyptian Premier League this season, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
The 20-year-old forward, who has scored four goals in eight games with the Cairo giants so far this season, joined the Red Devils for four years from Tunisian side CS Sfaxien last summer.
“I hope to win the CAF Champions League title, as all newly signed players also hope to lift the trophy, but it needs a great effort,” Ajayi said in interview with Ahly’s official website, alahlyegypt.com.
“I am working to win the Egyptian Premier League top scorer title but I am also concentrating on the team’s benefit to win the games.
“I appreciate the Egyptian Premier League tournament; it’s a tough competition as we face well-organized teams during the domestic games.
“I enjoy playing in the Egyptian Premier League and I hope to continue with this performance as well as meeting Ahly’s fans’ expectations,”
Ahly are leading the Egyptian Premier League table with 52 points, seven points ahead of second placed Maqassa and 12 points ahead of third placed rivals Zamalek.
“I think Ahly is working well to win the Egyptian Premier League title this season, and we are leading the teams’ table, but we have to wait until the final whistle of the final game,” Ajayi said.
Ajayi also stated his desire to be called to the Super Eagles team coached by Gernot Rhor.
“I am doing my best with Ahly to improve my performance to be able to join Nigeria national team,” he added.
Ahly officially signed a three-year-contract with striker Souleymane Coulibaly of Ivory Coast in January and Ajayi who was in Nigeria's 2016 Olympics squad welcomed the development.
“Coulibaly is a good addition for the team and I think he will be ready to participate as well as saving a regular place in the squad,” Ajayi said.
“Since I was young I heard about Ahly. I didn’t think one day I could wear the Red Devils’ jersey."