The dream of Semi Ajayi making his Africa Cup of Nation (AFCON) debut was dashed after Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr dropped him from the 23-man list on Sunday.
The Rotherham United utility star took to social media to express his disappointment at missing out on the Egypt-bound Eagles squad but backed the team to make Nigeria proud at the tournament.
“Wishing my brothers the best of luck at the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations,” the 25-year-old, who made the initial 25-man provisional squad, wrote on his Instagram page.
“It’s been a privilege to have been part of this squad and as much as I’m gutted that I can’t make it I wish everyone linked with the Super Eagles the very best of luck this summer. I will be supporting the team until the end. Go and make Nigeria proud my brothers.”
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The 32nd edition of AFCON begins on June 21 with Nigeria playing her first match against Burundi before taking on Guinea and wrapping Group B with a match against Madagascar.
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