Al Ahly, the prominent Egyptian club, has categorically denied speculations regarding the potential departure of Nigerian striker Junior Ajayi at the end of the season. The club’s director of football, Sayed Abdel-Hafiz, dismissed the rumors, asserting Ajayi’s significance to the team.
Ajayi, a versatile forward, has played a pivotal role for Al Ahly since his arrival from Tunisian club CS Sfaxien in 2016. With 16 goals in 44 appearances, the Nigerian has established himself as a key asset for the eight-time African champions.
Contrary to reports suggesting interest from Turkish and French clubs, Abdel-Hafiz clarified, “Ajayi is one of the important players in our team, and there is no plan to sell him at the end of the season.” He emphasized that no formal bids have been received, and there is currently no intention to part ways with the distinguished player.
Acknowledging Ajayi’s notable contributions since joining Al Ahly, Abdel-Hafiz added, “If we receive any offer for the player, we will discuss it at the board level, but for now, there is no offer on the table for him.”
This declaration comes as Ajayi, recently named the best foreign player in the Egypt League, prepares to represent Nigeria in the upcoming friendly matches against Poland and Serbia later this month.