Rotherham United defender Semi Ajayi can take quite a lot from his first International call-up by Nigeria in to the games for Paul Warne’s men.
Ajayi, who made his international debut during the game against Seychelles, coming on for the injured Chidozie Awaziem with 17 minutes remaining. The Super Eagles ran out 3-0 winners in their Afrian Cup of Nations game.
Ajayi, who has performed exceptionally well for the Millers this season rightly earned his first cap for his national side, playing with the likes of Leicester City duo Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi will have only helped him gain more confidence and learn quite a bit from such top professionals in the game.
The things he has learnt from Iheanacho and Ndidi could benefit Rotherham for games against Stoke City amongst other top sides in the Championship this season.
Prior to his debut Ajayi has played in both defence and midfield this season, he played against a Premier League outfit Everton in the Carabao Cup at Goodison Park towards the end of August, from which both himself and his team-mates at Rotherham will have got a lot of confidence and learnt a few things from.
After his International debut Ajayi took to twitter to say: “(It) was an honour to make my international debut today. (I was) Humbled to finally represent my country at the highest level and even more grateful to mark it with a win and clean sheet.”
Ajayi will be hoping if he continues to perform well for the Millers he will gain more International caps for the Super Eagles.
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