Plateau United goalkeeper, Dele Ajiboye (Aji-Boy) is bound to get due reward for his sterling form with the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) table-toppers, as he has reportedly been promoted to the main Super Eagles ahead of their back-to-back World Cup eliminators against Cameroon.
Ajiboye on Thursday made the home-based Eagles’ squad for their CHAN qualifier on Sunday against Benin Republic in Cotonou, where he will contend with first choice goalkeeper and team captain, Ikechukwu Ezenwa as well as Theophilus Afelokhai.
His involvement with the senior national team set up of Nigeria is not expected to end there as he has also been included in the list of call ups for the World Cup 2018 Qualifiers against Cameroon in September.
” Ajiboye has done well, he has earned a spot in the main team for the game against Cameroon, unless something else happens between now and then. Otherwise he is sure going to be in the squad”, a team source exclusively told Owngoalnigeria.com.
” The new goalkeeper trainer Enrico Pionetti has been very impressed with his performance and responds to several drills. He has subsequently told Gernot Rohr about him.
” Many people forget so soon that Ajiboye played in Spain, so he can’t be said to be inexperienced. A lot could change between when the list is announced and now, but Ajiboye has no doubt warmed his way into the Super Eagles set up for the Cameroon game.”