In a compelling display of skill and finesse, Nigerian forward Junior Ajayi secured a pivotal goal for Egyptian league champions Al Ahly, contributing to their 2-1 home victory against relegation-threatened Tanta in Monday night’s league encounter.
The match, while inconsequential for Al Ahly, who have already been crowned league champions, showcased Ajayi’s prowess as a goal-scorer. Following a goalless first half, Ajayi opened the scoring in the 61st minute, seizing control of the match. With a mere four minutes remaining, substitute Marwan Mohsen extended Al Ahly’s lead, solidifying their dominance.
Tanta managed to salvage a consolation goal in the 90th minute through Mohamed Gaber, but it was not enough to alter the course of the match.
The victory propelled Al Ahly to an impressive 78 points in the 18-team league table, underscoring their dominance in the Egyptian league. Meanwhile, Tanta finds themselves languishing third from bottom with 26 points.
Ajayi’s contribution in the match elevated his goal tally for the season to nine, reaffirming his impact in Al Ahly’s colors. The Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medal winner, who made his Super Eagles debut as a second-half substitute in the 2-0 friendly defeat to Serbia on March 27 in London, continues to showcase his prowess on both the domestic and international stages.