Monday 1 June 2020
Junior club Ajay, the current Al-Ahly player, confirmed that he had previously signed for Tunisian Esperance, but that the contract between them was terminated only 24 hours after signing.
Ajayi said in remarks via the An-Nahar channel, that he had to return to Nigeria and from there to Tunisia again on the same day, after the Sfaxian asked to sign him at the time.
Ajayi said: “I was playing a friendly match with Nigerias Olympic team against Tunisia and I scored two goals today, and immediately after that, Esperance requested to sign me and traveled to sign.”
He continued: “The contracts were signed, but my luck was bad. My first experience outside Nigeria, but I was badly trained, and after only 24 hours of signing, the club president told me to break the contract with me.”
He added: “I spoke to one of my close friends while I was crying, and I returned to Nigeria, but during my travel the Sfaxians asked me, and I had to return to Tunisia on the same day to sign.”
He explained: “I went back already, signed contracts, played against Esperance and scored in his net, and it was a very wonderful feeling. It was my first official match with Sfaxien.”
He concluded: “The training in which I failed with Esperance was to score from the heads, but then I scored eight goals in the head, one of them was in Esperance and caused the League to lose them at the time.”