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Ajayi in AFCON qualifying action

14 November 2019

Semi Ajayi helped his country to a 2-1 win against Benin as Nigeria opened their qualifying campaign for AFCON 2021 with a victory.

Despite former Albion player Stephane Sessegnon firing Benin ahead after three minutes, the Super Eagles fought back to claim all three points.

Victor Osimhen netted a penalty just before half-time and Samuel Kalu scored shortly after the hour mark to complete Nigeria’s comeback.

Ajayi almost got on the scoresheet in the second half from a rebound after a Kalu free-kick.

Last month Semi starred for his country in a 1-1 draw with Brazil.

Nigeria will continue their AFCON qualifying campaign on Sunday when they face Lesotho (ko 4pm).


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