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Semi Ajayi helps Nigeria book AFCON 2023 finals ticket

Semi Ajayi walking to the dressing room

Semi Ajayi helped steer the Nigeria Super Eagles to the AFCON 2023 finals with a dramatic 3-2 victory over Sierra Leone on Sunday evening.

The Baggies defender completed 90 minutes of action in Monrovia where Kelechi Iheanacho’s injury-time winner sealed a spot at the tournament which is set to be held between January and February 2024 in Côte d'Ivoire. 

Napoli forward Victor Osimhen bagged a first-half brace to put Ajayi’s nation in a commanding position, but Sierra Leone struck twice to draw level heading into the closing stages. 

However, Iheanacho’s last-gasp effort means Nigeria will be competing in the showpiece event in the winter. 

They are top of their qualifying group with one more match to play, a fixture against Sao Tome and Principe in early September.

Congratulations, Semi!

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