Coach Samson Siasia is hoping that the Nigeria Football Federation will be able to secure the release of Arsenal center back Semi Ajayi for Nigeria’s Under 23 training camp, according to his agent.
Coach Samson Siasia has always maintained that the 21-year-old was in his plans, and true to hiwords, he has summoned the ex Flying Eagles defender along with 46 other players for a screening exercise.
But club commitments with the Gunners might prevent Semi Ajayi from embarking on the 2,960-mile journey from London to Abuja this month.
‘’We are aware of his invitation but I don’t think Arsenal will release him. I am not sure they will, we will have to wait,’’ Semi Ajayi’s agent simply told SL10.ng.
Only last year, Semi Ajayi was hoping to make the Flying Eagles squad, having trained with the team in Germany, but John Obuh surprisingly declared him surplus to requirements when he named his final roster.
Nonetheless, that did not diminish his worth in the eyes of manager Arsene Wenger, with the Frenchman including the youngster in two of his match day squads this season.