Semi Ajayi, Rotherham United defensive midfielder, has broken his silence after he was dropped from the final 23-man Super Eagles squad for Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2019 by head coach Gernot Rohr.
The former Arsenal star took the social media moments after he missed out of his first AFCON for Nigeria alongside Leicester City ace Kelechi Iheanacho.
“Wishing my brothers the best of luck at the upcoming #AFCON2019.
“It’s been a privilege to have been part of this squad and as much as I’m gutted that I can’t make it I wish everyone linked with the Super Eagles the very best of luck this summer.
“I will be supporting the team until the end. Go and make Nigeria proud my brothers.” Ajayi posted on Sunday, June 9.
Interestingly, Rohr, on Sunday, June 9, made public his final 23-man list for the tournament in Egypt
The pair of Ajayi and Iheanacho were unused substitutes on Saturday, June 8, at the Stephen Keshi Stadium as Zimbabwe’s Warriors battled the Super Eagles to a goalless draw.
Nigeria are drawn in Group B in the forthcoming Africa’s football showpiece and commence their campaign against Burundi in Alexandria on June 22.
Earlier, Legit.ng Super Eagles were forced to a goalless draw by visiting Zimbabwe in an international friendly match played in Asaba, Delta state on Saturday, June 8.
Captain of the Nigerian side Mikel Obi started the encounter and played till towards the end of the match before he was replaced by John Ogu.
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