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Semi Ajayi scores first international goal for Nigeria

Semi Ajayi applauding Albion fans while wearing the lime green kit

Semi Ajayi scored his first international goal for Nigeria on Thursday as they drew 1-1 at home to Lesotho in a 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier.

The Baggies defender, who completed the full 90 minutes in Uyo, rose highest in the box to head in a second-half corner, a goal which brought the scores back level following Motlomelo Mkwanazi's opener for the visitors. 

Semi and the Super Eagles play their second qualifier in Group C on Sunday afternoon when they take on Zimbabwe in Butare, Rwanda.

Meanwhile, winger Grady Diangana was an unused substitute for DR Congo on Wednesday as their World Cup qualifying campaign kicked off with a comfortable 2-0 home win over Mauritania. 

The Albion man will be hoping to feature for his nation on Sunday in their clash with Sudan, a game which will be played in Libya.  

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