Rotherham utility player Semi Ajayi has hailed the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier as the perfect stage for his international debut following his Nigeria bow on Saturday afternoon.
The 24-year-old came on as a second-half substitute for Chidozie Awaziem in his side’s 3-0 win over Seychelles at the Stade Linite.
And Ajayi was thrilled to make his debut, having previously represented Nigeria at the U20 level.
“It was so exciting and an honour to represent my country,” Ajayi told Footballlive.ng.
“It was a very proud day for me. The Cup of Nations qualifier is the perfect stage for my Super Eagles debut.
“The team played very well. Three points is always important.”
The former Arsenal player said that his club performance will earn him more call ups, just as he reiterated that Rotherham’s target is to stabilize in the English Championship.
“As long as I keep performing for my club I hope to get more call ups.”
“At Rotherham United we are taking it game by game and want to stay up. We will try and continue to stabilize in the English Championship,” he concluded.