Opinion: Effect of Ajayi’s Omission Could Have On Super Eagles In Afcon 2019


Opinion represents here does not stand as general perspective but an in depth opinion of a respected sports analyst that is entitled to his own opinion.

Super Eagles chief Gernot Rohr discharged his official 23-man list for the 2019 African Cup of Nations and Semi Ajayi was shockingly ignored by the gaffer.

The adaptable Rotherham United player was a standout amongst the most dynamic Nigerians in Europe all through last season.

He wasn’t only dynamic for the Championship side, he was similarly incredible in their battle against transfer as he scored some extraordinary objectives.

Hosting dropped Ajayi from the voyaging gathering, Rohr is left with protective midfielders who scarcely convey when happened of position.

Ideally, there won’t be damage emergencies in Eagles’ camp during the challenge, else the group will miss Ajayi’s flexibility and rankling structure.

Ajayi found the back of the net on eight events for Rotherham, which means Rohr will be without a goalscoring guarded midfielder who could have been the group’s mystery goalscoring weapon in Egypt.

Aside from keeping the Super Eagles from having a guarded midfielder who can score from set-piece, Ajayi’s scorn may contrarily influence the Nigeria Football Federation’s odds of baiting numerous outside conceived players to the Super Eagles later on.

Taking into account that the ex-Arsenal youth chief was questionably chopped out from the group, numerous youthful players of Nigerian plummet may lose enthusiasm for playing for the West African nation since they’re not sure of being welcome to camp by national group handlers or being a fundamental piece of the Super Eagles setup at whatever point they promise faithfulness to Nigeria.

Do you agree?

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