Super Eagles new invitee and Rotterdam United star says he is relishing the prospects of making his international debut for Nigeria and looks forward to linking up with the squad.
Ajayi who moved to Rotterdam from Arsenal this season is among the four new players invited by Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr ahead of the African Nations Cup qualifiers game against Seychelles September 8.
The 24-year-old defender in an interview with his club said he was excited by the call-up and having played for the Nigerian U-20 team, the Flying Eagles at the Toulon International Festival, it will be a great honour
“I’m over the moon. It’s the greatest honour to be able to represent your country and I’m looking forward to linking up with the squad,” he beamed.
“I’ve played for the under the 20s at the Toulon International Festival and that was a great experience but it’s even better to be called-up to the full squad.”
“I was a bit speechless to be fair and an I didn’t really know what to say, but when I got my words back I told him I would 100% be interested in playing for my country and it just went from there.
“I wasn’t expecting it, I had no idea. I got a call during the week from the assistant manager asking me if I’d like to represent Nigeria and I was delighted.
“He said that they’ve been watching me closely this season and that they’ve liked what they’ve seen, which is obviously what’s led to the call-up.
“I’m really delighted and I just need to continue working hard and pushing on.”
Ajayi can play as a deep midfielder, a position he had been drafted to by his club this season.